Question by Elizabeth: Can an infant be diagnosed with CP and Stroke at the same time?
Can an infant be diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and a Perinatal Stroke at the same time or is the stroke diagnosed first and the CP later on in life?
Can they show on the MRI at the same time?
Answer by Pangolin
Yes. A child with CP may certainly also have a stroke, usually a hemorrhagic one, something for which premature infants have an increased risk.
I’m not a neurologist, but believe that CP is diagnosed more by physical examination than by CT or MRI.
These might help:
Marie ought to know. She is a physician training to be a pediatric neurologist:
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