Do white cells matter in white-matter damage?

  title={Do white cells matter in white-matter damage?},
  author={Colin L. Crawford},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
Dammann et al. [1] appear to support the claim that white matter damage or periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a ‘major risk factor for cerebral palsy...especially in premature infants’ [2]. The most common form of cerebral palsy associated with prematurity is spastic diplegia, but there are several reasons why PVL lesions might not be responsible for the motor paralysis: first, PVL lesions are consistently found in the peritrigonal region, adjacent to the lateral ventricle [3], which is some… CONTINUE READING
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