Extreme preterm neonate with fetal warfarin syndrome

Risa Birbal, Olushola Olaniyi, Paul Clarke

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Abstract

A 25+3 week gestation male infant weighing 493 g was delivered via caesarean section for intrauterine growth restriction and abnormal Dopplers. The mother was on long-term thromboprophylactic warfarin 5 mg/day due to her prosthetic mechanical heart valve following childhood rheumatic fever. Once pregnancy was diagnosed, at 4+0 weeks’ gestation, warfarin was discontinued and low-molecular-weight heparin was started. Warfarin was recommenced at 12+1 weeks’ gestation after a small maternal stroke.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Early online date23 Dec 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Dec 2021

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