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Cerebral palsy in adults

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Last updated:13th Aug 2019

Cerebral palsy is a disorder of motor development caused by a non-progressive pathology that affects the developing brain. People with cerebral palsy may also have disorders of communication, learning, feeding and vision, and epilepsy. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition and there is not yet a cure for the underlying brain disorder.

This guideline covers care and support for adults with cerebral palsy. It aims to improve health and wellbeing, promote access to services and support participation and independent living.

NICE has also produced guidelines on cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management and spasticity in under 19s: management.

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