Cerebral palsy life expectancy
Hutton, Jane L.. (2006) Cerebral palsy life expectancy. CLINICS IN PERINATOLOGY, 33 (2). 545-+. ISSN 0095-5108Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clp.2006.03.016
The life expectancy of people who have perinatally acquired cerebral palsy can be similar to that of the general population, or it can be reduced substantially. The most important factors that are associated with reduced survival are disabilities of motor, cognitive, or visual functions. Prematurity and low birth weight are associated with lower rates of disability, and better survival. A 2-year-old who has severe cerebral palsy has about a 40% chance of living to age 20, in contrast to a child who has mild cerebral palsy, for whom the chance is 99%. Cerebral palsy, respiratory diseases, epilepsy, and congenital malformation are the most commonly recorded causes of early death.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
|Journal or Publication Title:||CLINICS IN PERINATOLOGY|
|Publisher:||W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC|
|Number of Pages:||12|
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