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March 1937

DEATH DURING BLOOD TRANSFUSION AS A RESULT OF INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE: CASE OF AN EIGHT DAY OLD INFANT

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, N. Y.; HANNIBAL, MO.
From the departments of pediatrics and obstetrics of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the department of obstetrics of the Rochester General Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;53(3):794-797. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.04140100124010
Abstract

Death from cerebral hemorrhage occurring a week or more after birth and due to an injury presumably sustained at birth is rare in infants who show no signs of cerebral hemorrhage at birth and who develop normally until death. Two such cases in the literature were reviewed in 1929 by Glaser,1 who added a third of his own. Since then, so far as we have been able to determine, no other cases of this nature have been reported. The one described, because of the rarity of the occurrence, and because of the lessons which may perhaps be drawn from it, is considered worthy of reporting in an attempt to add to the knowledge of this fortunately uncommon condition.

The infant was first seen by the pediatric consultants at the age of 8 days. A ritual circumcision had been performed by an experienced mohel about six hours previously. Shortly afterward

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