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Are there different kinds of cerebral palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a term that refers to symptoms caused by several similar disorders. All types of cerebral palsy are caused by brain damage either before birth or in early childhood, but their symptoms might vary slightly. For example, some children may experience extreme muscle stiffness, while others have ticks in their muscles that they cannot control. Some children may have difficulty walking regularly. In all kinds of cerebral palsy, the severity of the condition can vary.

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