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Jornal de Pediatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4782
ROTTA, Newra Tellechea. Cerebral palsy, new therapeutic possibilities. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2002, vol.78, suppl.1, pp. S48-S54. ISSN 1678-4782. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0021-75572002000700008.
Objective: to provide pediatrician with updated information about diagnoses and treatment of cerebral palsy. This articles aims at supplying pediatricians with tools that will help them diagnose and treat cerebral palsy. Sources: non-systematic review of literature combined with personal experience at the Neurology Unit of Pediatrics Service of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Summary of the findings: the cerebral palsy diagnosis and treatment are based on multidisciplinary clinical exam, EEG, CT and MR. Conclusions: pediatricians are the first physician that see the patient with cerebral palsy. Thus, they should be able to diagnose an treat it.
Keywords : cerebral palsy; neurology; pediatrics; spasticity.