Masqueraders of Cerebral Palsy

Principal Investigator: S. Ali Fatemi

Genetic conditions that manifest movement and postural impairment at perinatal or early childhood periods are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Identifying masqueraders of cerebral palsy represents an advance in medicine, as a number of these genetic disorders are treatable and significantly differ in natural history and outcome. We present a retrospective review of neurogenetic disorders masquerading as cerebral palsy, and case examples in the current genomic era.