Clinical features and aetiology of cerebral palsy in children from Cross River State, Nigeria

Paper by Duke R, Torty C, Nwachukwu K, Ameh S, Kim M, Eneli N, Onyedikachi A, Aghaji A, Burton K, Dyet L, Bowman R. 2020

OBJECTIVE: There are few studies on cerebral palsy (CP) in African children and our study aimed to describe the aetiology, characteristics and severity of CP in children from Nigeria.

DESIGN: A population-based study using key informant methodology (KIM) was conducted as part of a clinical research trial. Children aged 4-15 years were clinically assessed for CP.

CONCLUSION: The profile of CP in this population is similar to that found in other low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC). Some risk factors identified were preventable. Prevention and management strategies for CP designed for LMIC are needed.

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