[Excitotoxic cascade and neuroprotection in various stages of cerebral development].

Prevalence of cerebral palsy enhanced dramatically during the last decades in some western countries. Pathophysiology of perinatal brain lesions has been revisited. Etiology seems multifactorial including perfusion failure/hypoxia, preconceptional factors, thyroid hormone and growth factors deficiencies, maternal infections with production of cytokines… (More)