728: Maternal anemia and pediatric neurological morbidity in the offspring - results from a population based cohort analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Maternal anemia (Hemoglobin, Hb< 11mg/dl) has been shown to affect fetal growth, and specifically head circumference. We aimed to study the association between maternal anemia and the risk for neurological morbidity in the offspring, during a follow-up period of up to 18 years. Study Design A population based cohort analysis was performed comparing total and specific subtypes of neurological morbidities leading to hospitalizations among children stratified by three maternal immediate post-partum Hb categories:≥ 11mg/dl (no anemia);< 11mg/dl (without blood transfusion) and< 11mg/dl (following blood transfusion). Data on pregnancy course and outcome, mode of delivery, and later offspring hospitalizations were collected from a single regional tertiary center. All singleton deliveries between the years 1991-2014 were included in the analysis, and congenital …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018