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Neonatal coagulation problems
  1. E A Chalmers
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Chalmers
    Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill NHS Trust, Glasgow G3 8SJ, Scotland, UK;


Bleeding problems often occur during the neonatal period. Although thrombocytopenia is the most common cause, coagulation problems often occur, and the two problems may co-exist. The causes, diagnosis, and management of coagulation problems in newborn infants are reviewed.

  • APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time
  • DIC, disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • FII, FVII, FIX, FX, FXI, and FXII, factor II, VII, IX, X, XI, and XII
  • VKDB, vitamin K deficiency bleeding
  • vWD, von Willebrand disease
  • vWF, von Willebrand factor
  • bleeding
  • coagulation
  • disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • vitamin K deficiency bleeding

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