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Intraventricular Hemorrhage of Infancy

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by Howson A

(IVH; Subependymal Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage; Early-onset Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage; EGMH; Periventricular-Intraventricular Hemorrhage; PIVH)

 

Definition

IVH may cause damage to brain tissue and lead to long-term development problems.
Ventricles of the Brain
Ventricles of the Brain
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RESOURCES

American Academy of Neurology
http://www.aan.com

Healthy Children—American Academy of Pediatrics
http://healthychildren.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Pediatric Society
http://www.cps.ca

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Ballabh P. Intraventricular hemorrhage in premature infants: mechanism of disease. Pediatr Res. 2010;67(1):1-8.


Cunningham FG, Leveno KJ, Bloom SL, et al. Diseases and injuries of the fetus and newborn. In: Obstetrics. 23rd ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Books; 2010:605-645.


Intraventricular hemorrhage. Boston Children's Hospital website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/health-topics/conditions/intraventricular-hemorrhage. Accessed June 24, 2013.


Intraventricular hemorrhage of infancy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated March 24, 2011. Accessed August 12, 2014.


Fowlie PW, Davis PG, McGuire W. Prophylactic intravenous indomethacin for preventing mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. Cochrane Database of Syst Rev 2010;7:CD000174.

 

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