[Prenatal dexametasone and periventricular leucomalacia in prematures].


BACKGROUND Prematurity is observed in 5-8% of deliveries, and is frequent cause of handicap. Premature have 5-24% risk for developing periventricular leukomalacia (PLM). The use of antenatal steroids (AS) is controversial for preventing PLM. METHODS We studied 110 premature neonates < 1500 g, divided in 2 groups: control (group 1, n = 55), and group 2 (n… (More)