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Mild CP or something more sinister...?

Hi, I have a six year old son who has had slightly low muscle tone since birth. He also has motor stereotypies and mild asd traits. Last year it was discovered that he has mild right sided upper motor neuron signs which definitely weren't there before.
I also have a 2 year old boy who has slightly low muscle tone and motor stereotypy. He is being seen by a peadiatrician next week for a mild and intermittent tremor.
I wonder if these symptoms are benign familial traits or a more sinister genetic condition. The main reason for my concern of the latter is that my older son's upper motor neuron signs weren't there previously. Although they are very mild what's to say they won't get worse since it has already progressed since last year...?
Any thoughts or opinions gratefully received.
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How was your pedia consult? I understand your concern regarding this. There are a lot of possible issues with cerebral palsy including prematurity, genetic disorders, strokes, and infection of the brain and may be associated with other medical conditions. It would be best to discuss this with the boy's pediatrician for proper evaluation and to rule out any genetic cause. Additional diagnostic tests and genetic tests may also be indicated. Take care and do keep us posted.

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