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Retinopathy of prematurity in small-for-gestational age infants compared with those of appropriate size for gestational age
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    Small for gestational age infants are at risk of developing early severe ROP.
    • Emma Heckford, Paediatric Registrar
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      • Anna E Curley

    We were interested to read Dhaliwal et al's article published May 2009 comparing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants compared with those of appropriate size for gestational age (AGA) which showed that SGA babies born at 26 to 31 weeks' gestation were more likely to develop any stage of ROP or severe ROP1.

    We would like to increase awareness of the possibility that SGA in...

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