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Opinion - (2022) Volume 14, Issue 6

Causes of hemiplegic cerebral palsy and its management

Pascal David*
Division of Pediatric Neurology, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
*Correspondence: Pascal David, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Indiana University, School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, Email:

Received: 25-May-2022, Manuscript No. ipaom-22-12949; Editor assigned: 28-May-2022, Pre QC No. P-12949; Reviewed: 17-Jun-2022, QC No. Q-12949; Revised: 22-Jun-2022, Manuscript No. R-12949; Published: 30-Jun-2022


A retrospective population-based study of 169 instances with hemiplegic cerebral palsy (CP) from the South-western Swedish health care region covering the birth years 1969-1978 was conducted. The goal was to look at the prevalence, aetiology, and neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm and full-term babies, as well as correlate pathogenetic periods, etiological factors, and clinical parameters to neuroradiology. The frequency was 0.66 per 1000 between the ages of 6 and 15. Postnatally acquired hemiplegia accounted for 11% of the total, with the majority of cases being postinfectious, iatrogenic, or posttraumatic. Prenatal (primarily circulatory brain lesions and maldevelopments) was the aetiology in 42 percent of term children with congenital hemiplegia (pre and perinatally derived), combined pre and perinatal in 9 percent, perinatal (cerebral haemorrhage, hypoxia) in 16 percent, and untraceable in 34 percent.


Communicable disease; Mouth; Nose; Eyes


Communicable disease; Mouth; Nose; Eyes


The overall handicap was classified as light in 40% of the cases, moderate in 44%, and severe in 16%. Postnatal cases had the highest rate of severe complete disability. In 109 congenital instances, Computerised Tomography (CT) revealed cortical/subcortical cavities in 20%, unilateral ventricular enlargement in 36%, and cortical/subcortical cavities in 26%. The remaining 18% of CT findings were categorised as "other." The associations between CT findings and aetiologies were inadequate and disappointing with the categories utilised so far. CT findings, on the other hand, were found to have a substantial association with the clinical severity of the impairment and its size. Normal CT was typically associated with mild disability and moderate unilateral ventricular enlargement, whereas cortical/subcortical cavities were usually associated with severe impairment, such as mental retardation and epilepsy.

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Preterm children had a similar distribution, with 29 percent, 47 percent, 25 percent, and 6%, respectively. Preterm birth was found to be 24 percent of the time in congenital instances. Birth asphyxia was found to be a poor predictor of pathogen etic phase, but a series of postpartum problems pointed to perinatal brain injury. A clinical follow-up of 152 children found that 50% had mild motor dysfunction, 31% had moderate motor.

Dysfunction and 19% had severe motor dysfunction. In 44 percent of the children, stereo gnostic sensibility was affected (astereognosia in 20 percent). Additional disabilities (mental retardation, epilepsy, impaired vision, hearing and speech, severe behavioural/perceptual issues) were found in 42 percent of the participants. Preterm children with congenital hemiplegia were more seriously affected than term children with congenital.


Cerebral palsy is classified based on how it affects people's movement, the body portion affected, and the severity of the effects [1]. Ataxic cerebral palsy: Clumsiness, imprecision, and instability are all characteristics of ataxic movements. The movements are not smooth and may appear choppy or dis organized. When a person with ataxia tries to make voluntary motions like walking or picking up objects, they experience incoordination. Ataxia is characterized by a loss of muscle control in the arms and legs, which leads to a loss of balance and coordination.

Ataxia patients may have the following symptoms

Tremor or unsteady, wobbly movements: Maintaining equilibrium is difficult. Because their sense of balance and depth perception are compromised, people with ataxia appear unsteady and shaky. Dyskinetic cerebral palsy: People with dyskinetic cerebral palsy exhibit involuntary movement that is varied (outside of their control). When a person tries to walk, these involuntary motions become more obvious.

Dyskinetic motions can include the following:

Dystonia is a condition that causes twisting and repetitive movements. Athetosis is a term for slow, 'stormy' movements. Chorea is a dance-like movement that is irregular and unpredictable .Spastic cerebral palsy: The most prevalent type of cerebral palsy is plastic cerebral palsy. People with spastic cerebral palsy have tight muscles, and their motions may appear stiff and jerky. Hypertonia, or increased muscular tone, is a type of spasticity. As a result, muscles become rigid, making movement difficult, if not impossible [1-5].


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Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no competing interests.

All authors declare that the material has not been published elsewhere, or has not been submitted to another publisher.

Data Availability

Authors declare that all related data are available concerning researchers by the corresponding author's email.


The views presented in this paper are of the authors and not of the organizations they represent.


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