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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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My son just had a brain ultrasound today (at 11 months) which found a cavitation in the deep right hemisphere. He has marked muscle weakness in his left arm, and is believed to have cerebral palsy. I was just wondering if there was any information that you can provide me on the condition.
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how can i help u
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please proceed with your query
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He is on schedule with everything except motor skills, which are at 9 1/2 months.
User :  
I believe that he must have mild cerebral palsy, as it only affects his left arm, but I don't know much about the condition.
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Again, any information that you can provide on the subject will be helpful.
User :  
The only obvious symptom that he's displayed is the left arm weakness.
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He does open the hand at times and will use it on occasion, but he is right hand dominant (I am told that infants do not develop hand dominancy until 1-2 years).

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