Pre-eclampsia: A predisposing factor for neonatal venous sinus thrombosis?

Rod W. Hunt, Nadia Badawi, Sharon Laing, Albert Lam

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Neonatal venous sinus thrombosis is a well-recognized, but infrequently diagnosed, cause of neonatal encephalopathy. Previous reports have tended to omit reference to the importance of maternal factors in predisposing the infant to this condition. This report, in which eight patients with neonatal venous sinus thrombosis are presented, will reveal a strong association between pre-eclampsia, prothrombotic disorders, and neonatal venous sinus thrombosis. Contrary to previously published reports, there is a high likelihood of neurodevelopmental residua after this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-246
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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