Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 327–330 | Cite as

Neurodevelopmental evaluation of very low birth weight infants with sepsis at 18 to 24 months’ corrected age

  • Dílek Díllí
  • Zeynep Eras
  • Ugur Dílmen
  • Evrim Durgut Sakrucu
Research Brief


In this cohort study, neurodevelopmental outcome of 20 of 24 surviving very low birth weight infants with sepsis followed-up between 2008 and 2009 was compared with 20 control (uninfected infants). We found that plasma interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein values were negatively correlated with mental developmental index scores (r= −0.33, P= 0.03 and r= −0.40, P= 0.01, respectively) at 18 to 24 months’ corrected age. The results of this study indicate that sepsis experienced in the neonatal period seems to be related to low mental developmental index scores at 18 to 24 months’ corrected age.

Key words

Neurodevelopmental outcome Preterm Sepsis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dílek Díllí
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zeynep Eras
    • 1
  • Ugur Dílmen
    • 1
  • Evrim Durgut Sakrucu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Developmental PediatricsZekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Zekai Tahir Burak Kadín Sagligi Egitimve Arastirma HastanesiHamamönü/AnkaraTurkey

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