Intracerebral Bleeding in Young Infants due to Rare Etiologies A Report of two Cases
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vishal Vishnu Tewari
Department of Pediatrics, Army Hospital
New Delhi, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: April 29, 2016; Acc date: May 16, 2016; Pub date: May 23, 2016
Citation: Tewari VV, Tewari K, Mehta R (2016) Intracerebral Bleeding in Young Infants due to Rare Etiologies–A Report of two Cases. J Neonatal Biol 5:221. doi:10.4172/2167-0897.1000221
Copyright: © 2016 Tewari VV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Neonates and young infants are physiologically encumbered by an inadequate hemostatic mechanism. They may also have inherited or acquired bleeding disorders which may have a catastrophic presentation with intracerebral hemorrhage. The need to reach an accurate diagnosis is paramount in order to provide accurate therapy and genetic counseling. We report two infants who presented with unprovoked life threatening massive intracerebral hemorrhage. The first infant was diagnosed and managed for congenital factor V deficiency while the second infant had Glanzmann thrombasthenia.