Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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CP Symptoms

The most common symptom of cerebral palsy is muscle spasms. This may affect one arm or leg, the arm and leg on one side of the body, both arms, or both legs.

Other symptoms of cerebral palsy include:

Children with cerebral palsy can have a short attention span and may be hyperactive.

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Last Updated: Jan 24, 2011 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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