Neurological status of the very low birth weight infants at six, nine and twelve months of age
A cross sectional study on neurological status was conducted on 73 VLBW infants between January to December 1989 inclusive at the KNH. These were compared with age and sex matched normal term infants. The prevalence of neurological sequelae among the VLBW infants was 8.2%, and none of them had major sequelae. All the infants with neurological sequelae had one or more preconceptual, prenatal, perinatal and neonatal risk factors which might have been related to their neurological outcome. The prevalence of obstetric risk factors among the VLBW infants was 73.34%. PROM (39.7%) followed by history of abortion (32.9%) were the commonest factors encountered in this study group. None of the normal term infants included into the study as controls had neurological sequelae or obstetric risk factors.