Cerebral palsy: Classification and etiology

Gad M. Bialik*, Uri Givon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cerebral palsy (CP), a common condition of abnormalities in the brain, arises early in life. Since the term was first introduced in 1843, many authors have tried to define and classify CP. The most recent definition was released by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in 2005. This article summarizes the latest and familiar classifications of, and etiologies associated with CP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalActa Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebral palsy/classification
  • Child
  • Motor skills disorders
  • Severity of illness index


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