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A boy weighing 1310 g was born by caesarean section at 30 2/7 weeks’ gestation due to premature contractions. Fetal ultrasound 24 hours prior to delivery was normal. Postnatal cardio-pulmonary adaptation was poor and petechiae were noted. Thrombocytopenia (7.000/μl) and anaemia (7 g/dl) were present requiring transfusion of thrombocytes and packed red blood cells. Following detection of intracranial haemorrhage by ultrasound (fig 1), cranial MRI was done at 8 h of age on a 1.5T MR scanner (Philips, …
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