What is the Most Frequent Cause of Disability in Childhood? An Overview of Cerebral Palsy Spectrum from the Perspective of Rare Diseases

Akcakaya N. H.

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.58, no.4, pp.351-358, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier


Aim: Cerebral palsy (CP), with its comprehensive definition, is the most common cause of disability in children under the age of 18 years. In rehabilitation-oriented approach, many diseases with different etiologies that cause physical disability are evaluated as CP. The aim is to make the etiologic classification of patients referred for rehabilitation and medical counseling. This study is important in terms of reflecting the medical data of patients under the age of 18 in a rehabilitation center with major neurological involvement or risk of neurodevelopmental disorder.