Investigation of Clinical and Diagnostic Features Associated with Cerebral Palsy Children in a Tertiary Health Facility in Nigeria
Volume 4 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-June (2021) Article No : 130
Lekpa K. David and Willy B. Vidona
Background: Cerebral palsy is non-progressive motor disability syndrome largely attributed to abnormal development or damage from likely trauma in one or more parts of the brain especially the cerebellum and frontal lobe of the cerebrum that control muscle tone and motor activity and causing variable mental, motor and behavioral dilemmas generally referred to as delayed developmental milestone.
Aims and Objectives: The study aims to investigate the gross features and clinical manifestation in cerebral palsy children in in cross-sectional patients in health facility.
Materials and Methods: The study involved the use of 40 case files of cerebral palsy patients; 26 (65. 0%) out of them were girls, and 14 (35.0%) of them were boys, aged from 0 to 10 years old.
Results: The main clinical presentation in this study was speech delay which was presented in 50.0% of the examined children, followed by delayed walking and movement in 25.0% of the patients. Analysis using records of imaging diagnostic tools showed that computed tomography has the highest case file with 70.0% due its availability and its cheapness compared to magnetic resonance imaging.
Conclusion: Children with cerebral palsy are best cared for with an individualized treatment plan that provides a combination of interventions tailored to each individual.
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