Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy DiagnosisDiagnosis of Cerebral palsy is based mainly on detail history and clinical examination. MRI and CT scan are advisable in some cases to rule out other problem. Genetic and metabolic tests are carried out in the case of family history of affected sibling with progressive deterioration & exact cause of  disability are not defined .  EEG is required only in with history of  epilepsy .

Differential cerebral palsy diagnosis:

1. Familial spastic Para paresis

2.Intracranial lesion

3.Metabolic disorder

4. Neurodegenerative disorder- primary and metabolic

5. Autism