Journal article

Post-neonatally acquired cerebral palsy in Victoria, Australia, 1970-1999

Susan M Reid, Anna Lanigan, Dinah S Reddihough

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

AIM: To use the information from a population-based cerebral palsy register to describe post-neonatally acquired cerebral palsy, to determine trends over time and relate any aetiological trends to community preventative measures. METHODS: Data on cases of post-neonatally acquired cerebral palsy, between the birth years 1970 and 1999, were generated from the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register. Distributions, rates and trends over time were calculated for the entire cohort and for subgroups according to gender, age at acquisition, aetiology, gestation at delivery, birthweight, maternal age at delivery and parity. RESULTS: 339 cases were found with post-neonatally acquired cerebral palsy, accoun..

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