Cerebral palsy, a group of neurological disorders characterized by paralisis resulting from abnormal development of or damage to the brain either before birth or during the first years of life.
There are four types of cerebral palsy: spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed. In the spastic type, there is a severe paralysis of voluntary movements, with spastic contractions of the extremities either on one side of the body hemiplegia) or on both sides (diplegia).
In spastic diplegia, spastic contractions and paralysis are usually more prominent in the lower extremities than in the arms and hands (Little diplegia), or only the legs may be affected paraplegia).
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