Intracerebral hemorrhage due to hemorrhagic disease of the newborn and failure to administer vitamin K at Birth

@article{Hubbard2006IntracerebralHD,
  title={Intracerebral hemorrhage due to hemorrhagic disease of the newborn and failure to administer vitamin K at Birth},
  author={D. S. Hubbard and Joseph Drew Tobias},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={99 11},
  pages={1216-20}
}
In infants, intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is most likely the result of trauma or disturbances of coagulation function. Routine and standard care of the newborn includes the administration of vitamin K to prevent hemorrhagic disease of the newborn. We present two infants, the products of home deliveries, who did not receive vitamin K at birth. Both infants developed ICH at 5 weeks of age and presented with signs and symptoms of increased IC pressure. In both cases, recombinant factor VIIa was… CONTINUE READING

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