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

Overview

There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cerebral palsy. Serial follow-up exams of all newborns from neonatal intensive care are warranted until it is evident that there is no failure in developmental milestones or development of spasticity.

Screening

  • There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for cerebral palsy.
  • Serial follow-up exams of all newborns from neonatal intensive care are warranted until it is evident that there is no failure in developmental milestones or development of spasticity.[1]

References

  1. Upasani VV, Ketwaroo PD, Estroff JA, Warf BC, Emans JB, Glotzbecker MP (2016). "Prenatal diagnosis and assessment of congenital spinal anomalies: Review for prenatal counseling". World J Orthop. 7 (7): 406–17. doi:10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.406. PMC 4945507. PMID 27458551.

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