Birth weight influences risk of cerebral palsy with preeclampsia

07/9/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Full-term babies born small for gestational age to mothers with preeclampsia had a threefold higher risk of developing cerebral palsy than those born to women without the condition, a Norwegian study showed. However, very preterm babies who were not small for their gestational age born to mothers with preeclampsia were half as likely to have cerebral palsy compared with peers born to women without the complication, researchers said. The findings were published in journal BMJ.

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