Cerebral palsy is a heterogeneous condition that can cause a lifelong neurological impairments resulting from a non-progressive brain injury. It is commonly caused by antenatal, perinatal, and early postnatal and neonatal conditions. However, post-neonatal cases of acquired cerebral palsy have also been reported, and were commonly caused by infection. We have previously reported the uncommon situation of the occurrence of post-infantile acquired cerebral palsy caused by submersion injury in a girl from Qatar.
During the first week of December, 2021, the mother of a three-year old child from Texas with acquired cerebral palsy consulted us about the possible therapies for the difficult condition of her child. The girl developed cerebral palsy after she survived a drowning accident and cardiac arrest at the age of 20 months (November 6, 2020).The child record was studied and an evidence-based therapeutic recommendation was made which included multi-factorial evidence-based therapies.
After the initial one-month intensive multi-factorial therapies, improvements in alertness, posture, and head control were observed.
The management of severe brain damage remains challenging, and without the judicious use of evidence-based multi-factorial therapies, management is generally not expected to be rewarding.
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