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

  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},
  volume={99 11},
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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