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[Incidence of cerebral hemorrhage in newborn infants diagnosed by echography in Yaoundé, Cameroon].

Abstract
Among 84 at-risk neonates studied over a 1-year period, 15 presented with cerebral hemorrhage (CH) detected by ultrasound. The incidence of CH was 46% in premature infants with a gestational age less than or equal to 35 weeks and 5% in neonates with a gestational age greater than 35 weeks. In 12 cases, CH was subependymal and the totally regressed. In 3 cases, the bleeding was more severe. There were 3 deaths among the 15 infants. This study underlines the high frequency of CH among the neonates in Yaoundé, and justifies systematic screening for it in the high-risk population and points out areas in which perinatal care could be improved upon and premature birth prevented.
AuthorsS Nko'o Amvene, P Koki Ndombo, M Beyeme Owono, M Abena Obama
JournalPeĢdiatrie (Pediatrie) Vol. 45 Issue 10 Pg. 721-4 ( 1990) ISSN: 0031-4021 [Print] FRANCE
Vernacular TitleIncidence de l'hémorragie cérébrale du nouveau-né diagnostiquée par échographie à Yaoundé, Cameroun.
PMID2177550 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Cameroon
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage (congenital, epidemiology, ultrasonography)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases (epidemiology, ultrasonography)
  • Male

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