Joshua David Kuban, Elizabeth N Allred, Alan Leviton
Biol Neonate 2006;90:252-7
Among newborns who die, those who have cerebral white matter damage are more likely than others to have thymus involution and low thymus weights. We sought to evaluate in a population of preterm newborns who did not die if those who developed a cerebral white matter damage (defined by echolucency) are more likely than others to have thymus involution assessed on chest radiographs. Infants with an EL were more likely to have had early involution than infants without an EL (89% vs. 44%) (p = 0.01).