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Is there anything that can be done to prevent pvl in a premature child?

Is there anything that can be done to prevent pvl in a premature child?

IVH/PVH: Premature babies born at < 32 weeks gestation are at risk for periventricular hemorrhage (ivh/pvh). Later the pvh turns into pvh (periventricular leukomalacia). There are some precautions that the neonatologists can take to lower the risk of pvh in these babies but they cannot abolish the risk. Neonates who develop high grade of ivh/pvh (generally grade iii or iv) develop pvl. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can a child get pvl at 4yo, is there any good way to prevent it?

Can a child get pvl at 4yo, is there any good way to prevent it?

No: Periventricular leukomalacia (pvl) is a form of white-matter brain injury, characterized by the necrosis of white matter near the lateral ventricles. It can affect newborns and (less commonly) fetuses; premature infants are at the greatest risk of the disorder. At 4 y/age child might have consequences related to pvl, such as cerebral palsy. There is no certain prevention known at this point. ...Read more

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Would like to know what immediate action can be taken for a child (11 yrs ) suffering from "periventricular leukomalacia" has an attack of fits. ?

Would like to know what immediate action can be taken for a child (11 yrs ) suffering from "periventricular leukomalacia" has an attack of fits. ?

Loss of blood flow &: oxygen causes death of white matter around the fluid-filled ventricles of the fetal brain, often between 26-42 wks. More common in "preemies", some causes are infection, maternal cocaine or meth use & bleeding in the ventricles. Pediatric neurologists treat Spastic Cerebral Palsy & Seizures. Special Education is needed for Intellectual Disability or Specific Learning Disability. See below. ...Read more

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A doctor diagnosed my 26 weeks premature baby with static encephalopathy and may have PVL at risk for spastic cerebral palsy (spastic diplega)?

A doctor diagnosed my 26 weeks premature baby with static encephalopathy and may have PVL at risk for spastic cerebral palsy (spastic diplega)?

Yes ?: That is a condition common in micro premi's. If you have a specific related question please start over and submit it.You have essentially just provided a statement, but no clear question.Your submissions are not linked and go out at random to the public site. ...Read more

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What are MRSA and pvl?

What are MRSA and pvl?

Initials: Mrsa of course is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Pvl stands for panton-valentine leukocidin which is a toxin that some strains of MRSA produce. ...Read more

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Is my sons clonus more likley to be related to his CP or grade 4 ivh with pvl. ?

Is my sons clonus more likley to be related to his CP or grade 4 ivh with pvl. ?

Cerebral palsy: Ivh occurs in prematures, then resolves. Pvl is the result of changes in the brain due to prematurity. Cerebral palsy is a clinical diagnosis which includes spasticity and the ability to elicit clonus. This is often the result of events associated with prematurity. Clonus is a clinical finding that can be seen in normal children, but is more common in children with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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Is pvl reversible in any way?

Is pvl reversible in any way?

Not that we know: For more on periventricular leukomalacia, ask a pediatric neurologist, developmental psychologist or neonatologist. They can provide information on outcomes. ...Read more

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What is periventricular leukomalasia (pvl)?

What is periventricular leukomalasia (pvl)?

A problem...: Pvl as defined above is an type of brain injury that occurs in infants; the tissues surrounding the "ventricles"(which house fluid) are damaged leading to 'holes'. The problem arises in that there is no curative treatment for this disorder as of today; treatment focuses on helping the baby/child cope with the developmental and neurological consequences of the disorder in the first 2 years of life. ...Read more

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If my son was born at 32 weeks, what are the chances that he has pvl?

If my son was born at 32 weeks, what are the chances that he has pvl?

Small: Pvl is more common in premature than term infants, and occurs more frequently with decreasing gestational age and size. Study showed the incidence of pvl is ~ 3-4% of infants who weigh < 1, 500 g (3.3 lb) have pvl, and 4-10% of those born < 33 weeks of gestation (but who survive more than three days postpartum). Another suggest <32 weeks account for~2% of all live births in usa. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Periventricular Leukomalacia (Definition)

Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is a form of white-matter brain injury, characterized by the necrosis (more often coagulation) of white matter near the lateral ventricles. It can affect newborns and (less commonly) fetuses; premature infants are at the greatest ...Read more