Journal article

Immunisation Status of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Rural Bangladesh: Results from the Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register (BCPR).

P May, H Smithers-Sheedy, M Muhit, R Cumming, C Jones, R Booy, N Badawi, G Khandaker

Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in childhood, with an estimated 17 million cases worldwide. There is limited data concerning the general health of this population and the immunisation status of children with CP is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the immunisation status of children with CP in rural Bangladesh and determine the predictors of non-immunisation. METHODS: This study is part of the Bangladesh CP Register (BCPR) study; a population based CP register commenced in January 2015 in the Shahjadpur sub-district of Bangladesh. As part of BCPR registration, all children with CP in the catchment area were assessed by a paediatric..

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