Sex differences in cerebral palsy on neuromotor outcome: a critical review

Domenico Marco Romeo, Francesca Sini, Claudia Brogna, Emilio Albamonte, Daniela Ricci, Eugenio Maria Mercuri

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Sex differences have been reported in children with cerebral palsy (CP), with males having a higher risk of developing CP, but it is not entirely clear whether sex may also affect the severity of motor impairment. The aim of the present study was to critically review the existing literature on sex influence on neuromotor outcome in children with CP. The published papers confirm that CP occurs more frequently in males than in females. Within different types of CP or individual level of impairment, however, there was limited evidence that sex also had an effect on their performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-813
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Medicine (all)
  • Neurology (clinical)
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health


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