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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-115

Mucocutaneous findings in patients with cerebral palsy: A cross-sectional observational study

1 Department of Skin and VD, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Tapaswini Tripathy
Department of Skin and VD, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_103_19

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Introduction: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition characterized by abnormal muscle tone or posture and coordination. It is caused due to injury to the immature brain usually at or before birth. Speech, cognition, visual, and other neurological problems have been studied in this disorder. However, dermatological and mucosal changes seen in CP have rarely been studied. Materials and Methods: Mucocutaneous findings of CP patients visiting a rehabilitation center on two different visits were analyzed by two dermatologists. Results: Trauma, motor incoordination and deformities, drug-related side effects, and cognitive and behavioral impairment are the major causes of various cutaneous and mucosal changes seen in CP patients. Conclusion: Our study finds majority of dermatoses are secondary to cerebral palsy and they are preventable.

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