Acquired Diseases of the Nervous System

  • Marian V. Squier


Acquired disorders or the nervous system are responsible for considerable perinatal mortality and for devastating chronic handicap in children. Identification of acquired lesions and their distinction from malformations can be difficult because damage to the brain in the early weeks of pregnancy disrupts the orderly and complex sequence of development and leads to malformation. It is important to recognize that brain development is a continuum which begins at conception and continues into the third decade, and that damage can occur at any time in this period.


White Matter Cerebral Palsy Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Intraventricular Haemorrhage Brain Damage 
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