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There is an increasing awareness of neonatal thromboembolic events,1 2 with predisposing factors including sepsis, dehydration, asphyxia, indwelling central lines, prematurity, paradoxical embolism and inherited thrombophilia.3–5 Common sites of thrombosis include the cerebral vessels, abdominal aorta, renal vessels and rarely pulmonary arteries.3 We report the case of a premature infant (27+6 weeks gestation) who presented with persistent pulmonary hypertension and a right pulmonary artery (RPA) thrombus. The infant was born via caesarean section following preterm prolonged rupture of membranes and maternal …
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Contributors FMSMSAT wrote the first draft of the report. All authors have been involved in revising the report and have seen and approved the final manuscript.
Funding This study was funded by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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