Tip 166: pulmonary haemorrhage

Pulmonary haemorrhage occurs most commonly in babies <1500g, especially those with a PDA.

Clinical features usually include a marked sudden deterioration in ventilation, coupled with hypotension.

Reference: Chapter 27 – Pulmonary disease of the newborn pages 509 – 511, in Rennie & Roberton’s ‘Textbook of Neonatology’ 5th Edition.

Previously published: 22/09/14

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