Thomas M O’Shea, Robert M Joseph, Elizabeth N Allred, H Gerry Taylor, Alan Leviton, Tim Heeren, Laurie M Douglass, Jean A Frazier, Hernan Jara, Karl C K Kuban, ELGAN Study Investigators
J Perinatol. 2018 Jul;38:908-916.
Almost two-thirds of children with a low MDI had a normal IQ (≥ 70) at 10 years. Concordance between MDI and IQ was highest among children with major motor and/or sensory impairment, and when MDI was adjusted for gestational age.
CONCLUSION: Most children born extremely preterm with low BSID-II MDI at 2 years have normal intelligence at school age.