Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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CP Incidence

Facts about cerebral palsy:

  • Cerebral palsy occurs in about 3 out of 1,000 normal births in the U.S.
  • It affects about 1 out of 100 premature infants.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed CP References
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