Pulmonary Hypertension in an Infant Treated with Ibuprofen

Arvind Sehgal, Prasanna S N Kumarshingri

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Abstract

Presence of symptomatic patent ductus arteriosus is common in small preterm infants and ibuprofen is commonly used for its medical closure. While efficacy is comparable to indomethacin, there are a few case reports of severe hypoxemia and pulmonary hypertension following prophylactic ibuprofen administration. Possible mechanisms of occurrence of this complication in a preterm infant are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697 - 699
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume80
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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