Risk of retinopathy of prematurity in small for gestational age premature infants
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To evaluate the incidence, risk factors and severity of retinopathy of prematurity in neonatal intensive care unit and to evaluate its relationship with gestational age.
Cohort study of neonates with gestational age ≤32 weeks or birthweight ≤1500g.
Of the 495 neonates screened, 43 (8.7%) infants were small for gestational age; the frequency of severe retinopathy of prematurity was 5.8%. Sepsis and being small for gestational age were independent risk factors for severe retinopathy of prematurity.
Clinicians should be aware of the presence of presence of retinopathy of prematurity when caring for protein small for gestational age infants.
KeywordsIntrauterine growth retardation Prematurity Retina
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