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Cerebral palsy spastic diplegic
Other Names for this Disease
- Spastic diplegia cerebral palsy
- Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
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Spastic diplegia cerebral palsy is characterized by muscle stiffness predominantly in the legs and less severely in the arms and face (although the hands may be clumsy). Tendon reflexes are typically hyperactive and the toes point up. Tightness in certain leg muscles makes the legs move like the arms of a scissor. Children with this kind of cerebral palsy may require a walker or leg braces. Intelligence and language skills are usually normal.
- Cerebral Palsy: Hope Through Research. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_palsy/detail_cerebral_palsy.htm. Accessed December 16, 2010.
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