Low-Income premature babies are at higher risk of hydrocephalus

This fascinating article in Pediatric Neurosurgery details a study that found that “Preterm neonates born to low-income parents have a disproportionately high risk of developing posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus that requires multiple surgeries and extensive follow-up”

Although this study was conducted in the United States, it highlights the correlation between low-income families and hydrocephalus. The data applies to developing countrs, such as Guinea, where the majority of families live well below the international poverty line.

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