Extreme prematurity and attention deficit: epidemiology and prevention

T Michael O’Shea, L Corbin Downey, Karl K C Kuban

Front Hum Neurosci 2013;7:578.

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ELGANs have an increased risk of attention problems. Perinatal systemic inflammation, an antecedent of structural and functional brain disorders in ELGANs, appears to be an antecedent of attention problems. Interventions to prevent initiators of inflammation or modulate systemic inflammation might decrease the risk of attention problems among children born extremely preterm.