TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2021, Cilt 20, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 282-287)

Early diagnosis in cerebral palsy

Müge Ayanoğlu 1, Ayşe Tosun 1

1 Aydın Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Çocuk Nörolojisi Bilim Dalı, Aydın

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2021.49
Görüntüleme: 505
İndirme : 1343

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common causes of permanent physical and developmental disability in children. Early physical therapy and rehabilitation programs improve long-term neurological outcomes. Thus, early detection of high-risked infants and clinical follow-up is essential. The important findings for the early diagnosis in children with cerebral palsy are; i) abnormal course of primitive reflexes, ii) delayed motor milestones, iii) the lack of normal smooth and fluent character of general movements, iv) the absence of general movements of fidgety character, v) low Hammersmith infant neurological examination (HINE) scores, and vi) abnormal neuroradiological findings in the neonatal period as grade III and IV intracranial hemorrhage, cystic periventricular leukomalacia, injury of basal ganglia, and diffusion restriction.

Anahtar Kelimeler : cerebral palsy; diagnosis; early diagnosis