Preemie stroke survivors left with only mild impairment

06/2/2009 | Reuters

A study in Pediatrics found most preterm infants who have a periventricular hemorrhagic infarction have only mild functional impairment later on, with IQ scores averaging just a few points lower than preterm infants who did not have PVHI. Researchers said study data showed 76% of PVHI survivors developed cerebral palsy, but most had only limited functional impairment.

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