Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 11: Maternal–Fetal Infection (ebook)


Chapter 11 of the book – Maternal–Fetal Infection

Ruby H N Nguyen, Olaf Dammann, Pierre Gressens, and Mark R Schleiss

This chapter reviews the current state of knowledge about the epidemiology of maternal infections in pregnancies that result in the birth of infants with CP, considers the mechanisms by which infection can mediate brain injury in the developing fetus, and reviews the role of specific pathogens associated with CP. High-priority areas for future research are also identified.

About the complete book

This landmark title considers all aspects of cerebral palsy from the causes to clinical problems and their implications for individuals. An international team of experts provides clinicians and researchers with key information on the mechanisms underlying impairments in movement, development, cognition, communication, vision, feeding, behaviour, sexuality, and musculoskeletal deformities.  They present a wide range of person-centred assessment approaches, including clinical evaluation, measurement scales, neuroimaging and gait analysis. The principles of multi-disciplinary management are presented, in terms of therapist intervention, medication and surgery. The perspective of the book spans the lifelong course of cerebral palsy, taking into account worldwide differences in socio-economic and cultural factors. Many chapters are illustrated with clinical vignettes enabling direct translation into practice. Full integrated colour, with extensive cross-referencing make this a highly attractive and useful reference.

Readership: Paediatric neurologists, developmental paediatricians, rehabilitation doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, child psychiatrists, physiotherapists speech and language therapists psychologists, occupational therapists and other health and educational professionals.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series.