Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
Damage to cells in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) from inadequate oxygen. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy allegedly may cause in death in the newborn period or result in what is later recognized as developmental delay, mental retardation, or cerebral palsy. This is an area of considerable medical and medicolegal debate.

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encephalopathy resulting from asphyxia. In infants presumed to have suffered prenatal or perinatal asphyxia, common symptoms are lethargy, feeding difficulties, and convulsions; serious cases may involve necrosis of neurons in the brain with psychomotor retardation and spastic motor deficits such as cerebral palsy. In adults, syndromes range from cortical blindness to irreversible coma.

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