Pre-Eclampsia Poses Cerebral Palsy Risk For Premature And Small Babies
[Source: Medical News Today]
Exposure to pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of cerebral palsy (CP) in newborns, if they are preterm or small at birth, suggests a study published today on bmj.com.
Pre-eclampsia affects 3-5% of pregnant women and can lead to preterm delivery, prematurity, perinatal morbidity and mortality. Although preterm birth and low birth weight are associated with excess risk of CP, the causes remain largely unknown.
Some studies have found an excess risk of CP in children born at term from mothers with pre-eclampsia while others have reported no association.
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