The predictive value of microcephaly during the first year of life for mental retardation at seven years.

@article{Dolk1991ThePV,
  title={The predictive value of microcephaly during the first year of life for mental retardation at seven years.},
  author={Helen Dolk},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={974-83}
}
  • Helen Dolk
  • Published 1991 in Developmental medicine and child neurology
Of 41 term infants surviving to seven years of age with head circumferences (HC) - 3 SD, 21 were mentally retarded (IQ less than or equal to 70) at seven years. HC - 2 SD was associated with mental retardation in 11 per cent of children. Socio-economic status did not affect mental outcome of children with HC - 3 SD, but higher socio-economic level was associated with better outcome for those with HC - 2 SD or who were normocephalic. Mental retardation in children with HC - 3 SD was more common… CONTINUE READING

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