European trends in cerebral palsy among very low birthweight infants

June 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2007, Vol. 92 Issue 6, p526
Academic Journal
The article discusses data from 16 centers in eight European countries that have confirmed the decline in prevalence of cerebral palsy among very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. The birth prevalence of cerebral palsy among VLBW infants was 61 per 1,000 in 1980 and 40 per 1,000 in 1996. The decline in cerebral palsy among VLBW infants between 1980 and 1996 was largely due to a decrease in bilateral spastic cerebral palsy among infants of birthweight 1,000-1,500 grams.


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