Massive subdural haematoma: An unusual complication of septicaemia in preterm very low birthweight infants
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摘要Non-traumatic massive subdural haematoma is a rare condition in newborn infants and is usually associated with hereditary coagulation disorders or congential vascular malformation. Its occurrence in preterm very low birthweight infants secondary to systemic bacterial infection has not been reported. We describe two extremely preterm neonates who developed massive subdural haematoma as a result of Gram-negative septicaemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation. Both infants suffered severe parenchymal cerebral injury and hydrocephalus. Clinicians should be aware of this unusual and catastrophic complication if a very low birthweight infant with severe sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation suddenly deteriorates despite successful treatment with antibiotics. Radiological imaging by cranial ultrasound or computed tomography scanning should be routinely considered in all such infants for the detection of intracranial bleeding.
著者Ng PC, Fok TF, Lee CH, Wong W, Cheung KL
期刊名稱Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
出版年份1998
月份6
日期1
卷號34
期次3
出版社BLACKWELL SCIENCE
頁次296 - 298
國際標準期刊號1034-4810
電子國際標準期刊號1440-1754
語言英式英語
關鍵詞preterm; septicaemia; subdural haematoma
Web of Science 學科類別Pediatrics; PEDIATRICS

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