Major Causes of Cerebral Palsy among the Children of Bangladesh


  • Golam Mahbub Department of Public Health, University of South Asia, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh Author
  • Md. Omar Faruk Department of Medicine, Örebro University Örebro,Sweden Author
  • Ashik Chandra Das RTMI Nursing College, Sylhet, Bangladesh Author
  • Tanim Ahmed shaikat Al-Amin Nursing College, Sylhet, Bangladesh Author
  • Md Tuhin Mia St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA Author
  • Redoyan Chowdhury International American University, Queens, New York 11412, USA Author
  • Koushikur Rahman International American University, Queens, New York 11412, USA Author
  • Sarder Abdulla Al Shiam International American University, Queens, New York 11412, USA Author
  • Tufael Department of Biochemistry, Ibn Sina Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh Author



Cerebral palsy, Spastic cerebral palsy, Athetoid cerebral palsy, Mixed cerebral palsy, Bangladesh


The most prevalent physical impairment in children is cerebral palsy (CP), although the exact etiology is frequently still a mystery. CP is a diverse collection of clinical symptoms that characterize long-term problems with posture and movement. It is typified by aberrant posture, mobility, and muscular tone, which restricts the affected person's range of activities. The current investigation was conducted to determine the sociodemographic characteristics linked to individuals with cerebral palsy, to investigate the age range most susceptible to the condition, to pinpoint the gender most impacted, and to ascertain the causes and prevalent forms of cerebral palsy in Bangladesh. A total of 100 children with cerebral palsy were selected from the Center for The Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) and the outdoor and indoor departments of the Bangladesh Council for Children Welfare (BCCW), Dhaka, for a descriptive cross-sectional study. Out of the 100 children with cerebral palsy, the majority were male. The age range of the maximum percentage of children was 1 to 8 years. The majority of mothers (78%) of children with cerebral palsy had good health. 37% of the children's fathers and 28% of mothers had completed their bachelor's degrees. The majority of mothers, or 93% of them, were housewives.  The siblings of the maximum children were all normal or had no disabilities. A maximum of 55% of children had normal deliveries, with no complications occurring during the child's birth.  A maximum of 42% of children with cerebral palsy experience postpartum seizures due to birth damage. 45% of newborns suffer from asphyxia. The youngsters had ataxic cerebral palsy, which was the most prevalent kind of the condition. According to the study's findings, the main risk factors in Bangladesh are still infant convulsions, hospital deliveries, birth injuries, and hypoxia.



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Mahbub, G., Faruk, M. O., Das, A. C., shaikat, T. A., Mia, M. T., Chowdhury, R., Rahman, K., Al Shiam, S. A., & Tufael. (2024). Major Causes of Cerebral Palsy among the Children of Bangladesh. Journal of Knowledge Learning and Science Technology ISSN: 2959-6386 (online), 2(3), 313-332.

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