Periventricular Leukomalacia

Recent improvements in neonatal care have led to the increasing survival of premature babies. One neurologic complication encountered in these very vulnerable infants is periventricular leukomalacia, a destructive disorder of white matter related to perinatal asphyxia. Extensive cerebral white matter injury can be seen that leads to hydrocephalus or brain atrophy. The cortex and deep gray matter are relatively normal, implying a special vulnerability of white matter to asphyxia. Cerebral palsy and mental retardation are frequent long-term sequelae and may be severe.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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