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Intracranial hemorrhage in late hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.
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PMID:  12657759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical profile and outcome in late hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (HDN) with particular reference to intracranial hemorrhage. Infants (n = 42) presenting with late HDN from January 1998 to December 2001 were studied. Majority (76%) were in the age group of 1-3 months. All were term babies on exclusive breast-feeding and none received vitamin K at birth. 71% patients presented with intracranial hemorrhage, commonest site being intracerebral and multiple ICH. Visible external bleeding was noted in 1/3rd of patients only. Three patients expired. Late HDN is still an important cause of mortality and morbidity in developing countries where vitamin K prophylaxis is not routinely practiced. Isolated intracranial hemorrhage is a common mode of presentation.
Puneet A Pooni; Daljit Singh; Harmesh Singh; B K Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian pediatrics     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0019-6061     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian Pediatr     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-26     Completed Date:  2003-05-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985062R     Medline TA:  Indian Pediatr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Intracranial Hemorrhages / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Risk Factors
Time Factors
Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy

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