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Association between cerebral palsy and coagulase-negative staphylococci

Authors
Journal
The Lancet
0140-6736
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
354
Issue
9193
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(99)01111-3
Keywords
  • Primary Research
  • Research Letters
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary Coagulase-negative staphylococci were cultured from the space between the placental membranes at delivery in four of five neonates who were later diagnosed with cerebral palsy, and in 26 of 102 neonates who were not found to have the disorder (p=0·02).

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