Perinatal infection, fetal inflammatory response, white matter damage, and cognitive limitations in children born preterm.

@article{Dammann2002PerinatalIF,
  title={Perinatal infection, fetal inflammatory response, white matter damage, and cognitive limitations in children born preterm.},
  author={Olaf Dammann and Karl K. C. Kuban and Alan Leviton},
  journal={Mental retardation and developmental disabilities research reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={46-50}
}
Only sparse information is available about a possible association between antenatal infection outside the brain and subsequent cognitive limitations among preterm infants. Based on published studies, we provide a theoretical schema that links them via the fetal inflammatory response and neonatal white matter damage. We conclude that the relationship between antenatal infection and cognitive limitations deserves much further attention by researchers interested in the prevention of this… CONTINUE READING