Author(s): Rotta NT
OBJECTIVE: To provide pediatrician with updated information about diagnoses and treatment of cerebral palsy. This articles aims at supplying pediatricians with tools that will help them diagnose and treat cerebral palsy. SOURCES: Non-systematic review of literature combined with personal experience at the Neurology Unit of Pediatrics Service of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: The cerebral palsy diagnosis and treatment are based on multidisciplinary clinical exam, EEG, CT and MR. CONCLUSIONS: Pediatricians are the first physician that see the patient with cerebral palsy. Thus, they should be able to diagnose an treat it.