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Neonatal encephalopathy and cerebral palsy

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Most children with neonatal encephalopathy do not develop cerebral palsy and most children with cerebral palsy have not had neonatal encephalopathy. A study in Western Australia (

) has provided more information about cerebral palsy following or not following neonatal encephalopathy.

The case control study included 840 term infants born between June 1993 and December 1996; 276 with moderate or severe neonatal encephalopathy and 564 control infants. Neonatal encephalopathy was …

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