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Antenatal steriods may reduce adverse neurological outcome follow chorioamnionitis: Neurodevelopmental outcome and chorioamnionitis in premature infants

Kent, Alison; Lomas, Fred; Hurrion, Elizabeth; Dahlstrom, Jane


Objective; To examine the effect of antenatal steroid exposure and in utero inflammation on the development of severe intraventricular haemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia and long-term neurological outcome in infants less than 30 completed weeks gestation. Method: Infants less than 30 completed weeks gestation from January 1996 to July 2001 were identified from a prospectively managed database. Placental pathology was reviewed for the presence or absence of chorioamnionitis and funisitis....[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2005.00585.x


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