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Periventricular Leukomalacia is Decreasing in Japan.
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PMID:  22704014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Periventricular leukomalacia is recognized as the leading cause of cerebral palsy in preterm infants. To clarify the prevalence of periventricular leukomalacia and cerebral palsy in Japan, a nationwide survey was performed. The prevalence of periventricular leukomalacia in the group of surviving preterm infants of gestational ages less than 33 weeks born in 2007 was 2.7% (78/2883) on ultrasound diagnosis, and 3.3% (92/2824) on magnetic resonance imaging. The prevalence of cerebral palsy was 4.3% (125/2883) on clinical diagnosis. In our previous study, the prevalences of periventricular leukomalacia in 1990-1991, 1993-1994, 1996, and 1999 were 4.8%, 4.9%, 4.9%, and 5.3% on ultrasound, and 7.9%, 7.7%, 6.9%, and 7.3% on magnetic resonance imaging, respectively. The prevalence of periventricular leukomalacia has decreased significantly in Japan.
Tokio Sugiura; Tatenobu Goto; Hiroko Ueda; Koichi Ito; Hiroki Kakita; Rika Nagasaki; Keisuke Mizuno; Satoshi Suzuki; Ineko Kato; Hajime Togari
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1873-5150     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan.
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