Five and 10 Minute Apgar Scores and Risks of Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy: Population Based Cohort Study in Sweden

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(Abstracted from BMJ 2018;360:k207)Population-based studies have found an increased risk of epilepsy and cerebral palsy (CP) associated with infants found to have a low Apgar score. Research has found a temporal association, as a low Apgar score at 5 minutes has been found to confer a higher risk than a correspondingly low Apgar score at 1 minute.

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