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

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Yes
This requires a long answer and there is an excellent description of the problem by sikply googling pvl.
It is likely that a 4-year old had this problem at or near birth. Premature and low birth weight infants are more at risk.

In brief: Yes
This requires a long answer and there is an excellent description of the problem by sikply googling pvl.
It is likely that a 4-year old had this problem at or near birth. Premature and low birth weight infants are more at risk.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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