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Brief report: HIV-exposed newborns show inferior orienting and abnormal reflexes on the Brazelton Scale.


J Pediatr Psychol. 1997 Feb;22(1):105-12. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Assessed 48 infants of HIV-positive and HIV-negative mothers on the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale. Infants exposed to HIV-positive mothers were disadvantaged from birth due to their mothers having obstetric complications and to the infants having orienting problems and abnormal reflexes on the Brazelton Newborn Scale. These problems may be early precursors of the later visual-spatial delays and hypertonicity noted in these infants.

*HIV Infections/EPIDEMIOLOGY *Infant Behavior *Pregnancy Complications, Infectious/EPIDEMIOLOGY *Reflex, Abnormal


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