Antecedents of cerebral palsy. Multivariate analysis of risk.

  title={Antecedents of cerebral palsy. Multivariate analysis of risk.},
  author={Karin B Nelson and Jonas H. Ellenberg},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={315 2},
We examined prenatal and perinatal factors predicting cerebral palsy, using multivariate analysis to investigate which factors were most important and the proportion of cases for which they accounted. Maternal mental retardation, birth weight below 2001 g, and fetal malformation were among the leading predictors. Breech presentation was also a predictor, but breech delivery was not. A third of the children with cerebral palsy who had breech presentations had a major noncerebral malformation… CONTINUE READING
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