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Trends in cerebral palsy among infants of very low birthweight (<1500 g) or born prematurely (<32 weeks) in 16 European centres: a database study.

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BACKGROUND: The risk of cerebral palsy, the commonest physical disability of children in western Europe, is higher in infants of very low birthweight (VLBW)--those born weighing less than 1500 g--and those from multiple pregnancies than in infants of normal birthweight. An increasing proportion of infants from both of these groups survive into childhood. This paper describes changes in the frequency and distribution of cerebral palsy by sex and neurological subtype in infants with a birthwei...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
369
Issue:
9555
Pages:
43-50
Publication date:
2007-01-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:a9366862-90ac-4023-9517-d6b3c68ed365
Source identifiers:
199529
Local pid:
pubs:199529

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