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Intraventricular hemorrhage in the full-term neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7138319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) can occur in full-term newborns with a variety of clinical pictures. We studied five full-term infants who suffered IVH in the neonatal period and survived. No apparent cause for hemorrhage could be found in four. All had normal results of neurologic examinations at birth, and four had no major antecedent perinatal or postnatal difficulties. In 19 previously described full-term infants with IVH, no perinatal problems were noted in 45% of those who survived. Although more common in premature infants, IVH can occur in full-term infants and should be suspected when there is a sudden change in the neurologic status. In subsequent examinations, three of our five infants had mild spasticity and two appeared to be normal. The grading system developed for IVH in premature infants, while indicating severity of the hemorrhage, does not predict clinical outcome in full-term infants. A more definitive statement of outcome will require a longer period of observation.
M S Scher; F S Wright; L A Lockman; T R Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of neurology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0003-9942     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1982 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-21     Completed Date:  1982-12-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372436     Medline TA:  Arch Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  769-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / mortality,  pathology*
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / mortality,  pathology*

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