Low-molecular-weight heparin use in a case of noncardiogenic multifocal perinatal thromboembolic stroke

Matthew A. Saxonhouse, Dan Tarquinio, Paul R. Carney, Jeff Bennett, Amy Smith, Stephen P. Hunger, James D. Geyer

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Abstract

A full-term neonate suffered multifocal cerebral infarctions due to multiple large vessel thrombi. Thrombophilia and cardiovascular assessments were negative, but due to the severity of the lesions and the concern for expansion of the thrombi or future embolic events, treatment with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) was initiated. No complications from treatment were experienced. We present this severe case in order to highlight difficult management decisions for newborns with multifocal perinatal thromboembolic stroke and to stress the need for further practice guidelines and research in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153643
JournalAdvances in Hematology
Volume2009
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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