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Right pulmonary artery thrombus in a premature infant
  1. Fahad M Shareef M Shareef Arattu Thodika1,
  2. Mahesh Nanjundappa2,
  3. Kunal Babla2,
  4. Aaron J Bell3,
  5. Anne Greenough4,5
  1. 1 Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, London, UK
  2. 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  3. 3 Paediatric Cardiology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Trust, London, UK
  4. 4 Department of Women and Children’s Health, King's College London, London, UK
  5. 5 Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Anne Greenough, Department of Women and Children’s Health, King's College London, London, UK; anne.greenough{at}kcl.ac.uk

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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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