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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2011;18(1):23-33.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5385/jksn.2011.18.1.23    Published online May 15, 2011.
Neonatal Thromboembolic Disorders.
Do Hyun Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. dayeong1@dumc.or.kr
The etiology of thrombosis is multifactorial and involves the interaction of inherited and acquired risk factors. Many neonatal thromboembolic disorders are iatrogenic and their incidence is likely to increase as advancements are made in neonatal care. Among pediatric populations, neonates have the highest risk for thrombosis secondary to the unique developmental hemostatic system, inherited prothrombotic disorders, and perinatal clinical conditions. Central venous and arterial catheters present the greatest risk for developing thromboembolisms in neonates. Both venous and arterial thromboses have been reported in a variety of anatomic locations. Prompt identification and appropriate management of thromboembolisms is critical for avoiding life-threatening complications. To date, few data are currently available regarding the contribution of inherited and acquired prothrombotic disorders in the pathogenesis of neonatal thromboembolism. In particular, a lack of information about neonatal thromboembolism in Korea has inhibited the development of appropriate guidelines for diagnosing thromboembolisms in neonates. An overview of the current knowledge about the role of inherited and acquired risk factors for neonatal thromboembolism in the West and a detailed description of common neonatal thromboembolic diseases is reviewed.
Key Words: Thromboembolism, Prothrombotic disorder, Risk factor, Neonate
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