Zaid, a 2 years old Saudi Arabia boy, suffered from cerebral palsy. He was admitted to our hospital for the chief complaint of cognitive and motor development retardation for over 1 year. He was born as premature with 35 weeks, underwent jaundice history, then diagnosed as cerebral palsy in local hospital. He used to receive physical rehabilitation therapy interruptedly without obvious improvements.
He received a course stem cell transplantation including 4 stem cell injections via lumbar puncture in our hospital in April, 2012 with satisfied efficacy.
Before stem cell treatment:
- The muscular tension of his limbs was higher than normal;
- The muscle strength of his neck, back, waist and limbs was weak, the motor ability of his whole body was poor;
- His weight and height were less than those of same age children;
- He could not speak;
- His cognitive ability was not good as normal same age children’s.
After stem cell treatment:
- The muscular tension of his limbs is normal;
- The muscle strength of his neck, back, waist and limbs is improved obviously, he can lift up his head, sit and stand by himself;
- His weight and height are improved obviously;
- His articulation is improved obviously, he can speak some simple words;
- His cognitive ability is improved obviously, he can communicate with others via eye contact and simple words.