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Cerebral Palsy: Is It a Seasonal Disorder?

Lalit Kant, Sarojini Dewan and B. K. Jain
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (1979-)
Vol. 40, No. 1 (Mar., 1986), pp. 92-93
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25566621
Page Count: 2
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Abstract

A relationship between the season of birth and the occurrence of neurological disorders has already been reported. An attempt has been made to see if a similar relationship exists in the case of cerebral palsy also. The month of birth of all the 212 children with cerebral palsy attending specialised centres in New Delhi was ascertained. The month of birth was compared with the month-wise normal distribution of live births in Delhi. The difference in monthly trend was found to be statistically highly significant. Does it suggest that cerebral palsy is a seasonal disorder?

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