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Can spastic paralysis be prevented?

Spastic paralysis is sometimes a symptom of cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy can sometimes be avoided if care is taken to not expose babies to pre- or postnatal infections. Sometimes, as when prematurity or oxygen deprivation causes cerebral palsy, prevention is impossible. When spastic paralysis is an inherited condition passed on through genes, the condition is likewise not preventable.

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