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What are some of the long term disabilities I might expect if my child had ivh?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on severity
& gestational age at birth.
If a preemie, findings on brain MRI at nicu discharge help predict. Grades i & ii may increase risk of adhd & learning disabilities. Grades iii & IV may impact cognitive & motor development & confer eligibility for your state's early intervention program under public law idea. Enroll him now for best outcomes. Ask his dr. About follow-up on mri, vision, hearing.

In brief: Depends on severity
& gestational age at birth.
If a preemie, findings on brain MRI at nicu discharge help predict. Grades i & ii may increase risk of adhd & learning disabilities. Grades iii & IV may impact cognitive & motor development & confer eligibility for your state's early intervention program under public law idea. Enroll him now for best outcomes. Ask his dr. About follow-up on mri, vision, hearing.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hard to predict
Ivh is a common problem with the delicate premi & the outcome varies from no noticable effect to problems with fine & gross motor dysfunction and learning issues.
No two kids are identical & some nicu grads who never have a ivh can have a similar outcome to those who did. Ivh is a marker of problems rather than a predictor for the future. The worst stage bleeds seem to have the worst outcome.

In brief: Hard to predict
Ivh is a common problem with the delicate premi & the outcome varies from no noticable effect to problems with fine & gross motor dysfunction and learning issues.
No two kids are identical & some nicu grads who never have a ivh can have a similar outcome to those who did. Ivh is a marker of problems rather than a predictor for the future. The worst stage bleeds seem to have the worst outcome.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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