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- n. Softening of the white matter of the brain.
These neurologic sequela are manifested as periventricular leukomalacia, seen on MRI or CT scans.
Much of the decline seemed to be related to a 93 percent drop in the number of preterm infants with severe damage to the white matter of the newborn's brain, called cystic periventricular leukomalacia.
And a study at the University of California, San Francisco, found a falling rate of cystic periventricular leukomalacia after the early 1990s.
These may include: respiratory distress; anemia; sepsis; intraventricular haemorrhage; and periventricular leukomalacia.
/or with periventricular leukomalacia did not experience more adverse events, except fever.
In fact, infants born weighing 1.1 to 2.2 pounds who had the highest concentrations of cortisol had increased rates of death, severe intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leukomalacia, and gastrointestinal perforation (