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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Iqra Qamar M.D.[2]

Overview

The diagnosis of cerebral palsy is clinical and there is no specific test to confirm the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Diagnostic evaluation may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, electroencephalography (EEG), lumbar puncture, metabolic and genetic testing and, screening for thrombophilia.

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  1. Ashwal S, Russman BS, Blasco PA, Miller G, Sandler A, Shevell M, Stevenson R (2004). "Practice parameter: diagnostic assessment of the child with cerebral palsy: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society". Neurology. 62 (6): 851–63. PMID 15037681.

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