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Child Paralysis

There are many causes of child paralysis. They range from total paralysis to partial and temporary. Once the term child paralysis or childhood paralysis was synonymous with the polio virus. Around the world polio is still one of the major causes of child paralysis. In more developed countries it has almost been eliminated with the vaccine.

Cerebral Palsy is one of the major cause of child paralysis today. Cerebral Palsy is a general term for a group of permanent brain injuries that affect an infant in the womb, during birth, or in the months following birth. Cerebral palsy patients may have limited motor skills, speech difficulties, learning disabilities, or other problem

Spina Bifida is another major cause of child paralysis. Spina Bifida is a birth defect, also known as a neural tube defect, resulting from failure of the lower end of the neural tube to close during embryonic development. Spina Bifida, the most common cause of infantile paralysis, is characterized by a lack of protection of the spinal cord by its membranes and vertebral bones.

Strokes in the womb and in infants can cause paralysis.

There are many conditions and diseases that can cause child paralysis. Most are temporary and local. For a good list of causes of paralysis try this link. Causes of Paralysis






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