SAMIRA (Qataris) – cerebral palsy (Female, 7-year-old) – 2015

SAMIRA is a Qataris girl who has been diagnosed as cerebral palsy for 7 years. She was given birth by caesarean section with full term. She has no history of asphyxia and anoxia, but she had jaundice which had sustained more than one month. Her growth and development were obviously falling behind of the normal children. He was diagnosed with “mental and motor developmental retardation” at local hospital, and was given the hyperbaric oxygen therapy and cranial nerve nutrition therapy, but her symptoms were not significantly improved. Therefore, she was taken to General Hospital of Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces in May, 2015. She was diagnosed as Cerebral Palsy and was received stem cell transplantation.

Before treatment

- Strabismus for both eyes, drooling, blurred speech
- She had no sensation and control of her urination and defecation;
- The muscular tension of both upper limbs is high, and gross movement was good while fine movement was poor.
- She was able to stand and walk, but walking posture was uncoordinated.
- She could stand and walk with the support of her parent, she has poor coordination with scissors step.

After treatment

- Strabismus is much improved, stopped drooling right after treatment, her speech is much clearer.
- Though still cannot control her urination and defecation, she can already sense it and express herself.
- Both hands are more flexible with a lower muscular tension of upper limbs.
- She can stand for one minute or two independently and walk alone by holding the wall with a better gait. Scissors step is much improved.

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