Diagnosis of PPNC in a child
The main question that worries young parents is whether their crumbs are healthy? Sometimes on a visit to a pediatric neurologist you can hear a diagnosis such as a perinatal lesion of the central nervous system. What it is? How terrible is this diagnosis? What can parents do to help the baby? Let’s try to find answers to these questions.
Perinatal lesions of the central nervous system are not a specific disease, but a whole group of several ailments that are interrelated with impairments in the brain of the head and its structure and are manifested in the perinatal period. This stage begins at the 24th week of gestation and lasts until the first week after the birth of crumbs.
In the international classifier today there is no concept of perinatal CNS damage, but it is still used by our medical workers in connection with established traditions, and also because of difficulties in diagnosing early brain lesions.
Such an ailment is not uncommon, it is diagnosed in about 5-55% of newborns at different periods of their development, sometimes such lesions of the central nervous system have an easy, coming character, hence this difference. Severe forms of disorders are detected in 1-10% of babies that appeared on time, and in 60-70% of children who were born before the term.