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What are the symptoms of periventricular leukomalacia?

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Dr. Roman Alvarez
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Symptoms

Periventricular leukomalacia is a condition that mostly affects preterm infants.
The hallmark symptom present in these children is a bilateral spasticity of the lower limbs.

In brief: Symptoms

Periventricular leukomalacia is a condition that mostly affects preterm infants.
The hallmark symptom present in these children is a bilateral spasticity of the lower limbs.
Dr. Roman Alvarez
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Because gross motor skills develop head-to-toe, spasticity of the lower extremities may not be obvious early on. Start Early Intervention services anyway, so that the quality of motor movement will be as close to typical as possible as the baby develops.
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