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Neurodevelopmental outcome in full-term infants with symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage of unknown aetiology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9377905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a seven-year period symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage was diagnosed in ten full-term infants from the County of North Jutland, Denmark. The source of the haemorrhage was unknown in six of these patients. These infants were followed for a mean period of 50 months. The haemorrhages were located in the germinal matrix in two, the choroid plexus in one, the thalamus in one and the occipital region in two infants. Onset of symptoms, of which the most common was seizures, ranged from one to 35 days of age. All infants survived. Five infants developed hydrocephalus and were shunt operated. Three had a normal neurodevelopmental outcome. Three had an abnormal neurodevelopmental outcome: one had a mild hemiparesis and epilepsy and two were considered to have psychomotor retardation. The incidence of symptomatic intracranial haemorrhage of unknown aetiology was 1.6 cases per 10,000 live term births. We conclude that the neurodevelopmental outcome was fairly favourable although five out of six infants had to be shunted.
A S Højberg; F Ebbesen; E B Lund; H Agerholm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Danish medical bulletin     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0907-8916     ISO Abbreviation:  Dan Med Bull     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-07     Completed Date:  1997-11-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066040     Medline TA:  Dan Med Bull     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Aalborg Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / epidemiology,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Denmark / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Nervous System / growth & development*
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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