volume 146, issue 4, Pe20200297 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0297
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Li-Wen Chen, Shan-Tair Wang, Lan-Wan Wang, Yu-Chia Kao, Ching-Lin Chu, Chin-Chin Wu, Chung-Hsin Chiang, Chao-Ching Huang

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Children born preterm are at high risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, there is still a lack of appropriate developmental markers. In this study, we aim to examine whether early mental performance trajectory is related to ASD outcome in the preterm population. METHODS: The population-based cohort included 414 very preterm survivors born between 2008 and 2014. After excluding children with severe neurosensory impairment, 319 children with available records of developmental quotients bef…

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