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Table 2 Aetiology of disabilities

From: A population-based nested case control study on recurrent pneumonias in children with severe generalized cerebral palsy: ethical considerations of the design and representativeness of the study sample

  n %
Congenital diseases   
   Miller Dieker Syndrome / lissencephaly 7  
   corpus callosum agenesis 5  
   Cornelia de Lange syndrome 2  
   Walker-Warburg syndrome 2  
   unspecified abnormal brain development 16  
other non progressive syndromes 6  
other chromosomal abnormalities 9  
   Rett syndrome 3  
   Alpers syndrome 4  
   Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 2  
other progressive syndromes 5  
   other congenital diseases 4  
  65 33.5
Pre and perinatal complications   
   perinatal asphyxia 18  
   cerebral palsy e.c.i. 13  
   cerebral haemorrhage 6  
   intra uterine CMV infection 5  
   other infections 4  
   other causes 7  
  53 27.3
Acquired   
   meningitis / encephalitis 5  
   Trauma 3  
   near drowning accident 2  
   Other 2  
  12 6.2
Combinations of causes   
   congenital and acquired disease 6  
   congenital disease and perinatal complications 5  
   perinatal and acquired 3  
   perinatal and hereditary progressive 1  
  15 7.7
Unknown cause   
  25 12.8
Missing   
  24 12.3
  Total 194 children