The clustering of disorders in infants born before the 28th week of gestation

Alan Leviton, Olaf Dammann, Stephen Engelke, Elizabeth Allred, Karl C K Kuban, T Michael O’Shea, Nigel Paneth, ELGAN study investigators

Acta Paediatr. 2010;99:1795-800

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Adjusted for GA, children with severe NEC (Bell stage IIIb) were at ↑ risk of cerebral WMD, severe ROP (stage 3+), and severe BPD. Children who had early bacteremia were at increased risk of late bacteremia and severe ROP. Those who had severe ROP were at increased risk of severe BPD and both early and late bacteremia.