COGNIÇÃO; DESENVOLVIMENTO DA LINGUAGEM; ATIVIDADE MOTORA; INFECÇÃO POR ZIKA VÍRUS
IZAWA, Carolina Yuri Panvequio et al. Neurodevelopment in the third year of life in children with antenatal ZIKV-exposure. Revista de Saúde Pública, [online], São Paulo, v. 55, 15, 2021. Disponível em Scielo
We report cognitive, language and motor neurodevelopment, assessed by the Bayley-III test, in 31 non-microcephalic children at age 3 with PCR-confirmed maternal Zika virus exposure (Rio de Janeiro, 2015–2016). Most children had average neurodevelopmental scores, however, 8 children (26%) presented delay in some domain. Language was the most affected: 7 children (22.6%) had a delay in this domain (2 presenting severe delay). Moderate delay was detected in the cognitive (3.2%) and motor (10%) domains. Maternal illness in the third trimester of pregnancy and later gestational age at birth were associated with higher Bayley-III scores. Zika-exposed children require long-term follow-up until school age.