How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help in Treating Cerebral Palsy

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(Gears of Biz) – Prathamesh Tanavade a 20-year-old boy from the suburbs of Mumbai was on anti-epileptic medications till about a few months ago. He first experienced seizures in 2008 and since then has taken medications to keep them in control.

But the situation only got worse with time. He also encountered fatal falls with the seizures. After he encountered the first fall, doctors tried to dig deep to know the reason behind those seizures.

It was learnt that Prathamesh also had delayed developmental milestones and spoke slowly and stammered while speaking. He had no medical history except for being kept in an incubator for 15 minutes after birth, but no other pre or post-natal complications. Here is a story about a mother who suffered from epilepsy attacks.

What his parents failed to realise is that he needed further medical evaluation and so his condition went unnoticed. He suffered from cerebral palsy (CP) which is a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is still developing. CONTINUE