Spontaneous intracranial bleeding in a neonate with congenital afibrinogenemia

ATAOGLU E., DURU N. S. , Celkan T. T. , CIVILIBAL M., YAVUZ S. C. , ELEVLI M., et al.

BLOOD COAGULATION & FIBRINOLYSIS, cilt.21, ss.592-594, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mbc.0b013e32833a06e2
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.592-594


Congenital afibrinogenemia, a very rare autosomal recessive coagulation disorder, is characterized by undetectable and extremely low antigen levels of fibrinogen in plasma. We report a male newborn with intracranial bleeding and diagnosed as congenital afibrinogenemia in the neonatal period. All members of the family were asymptomatic. Even though his sister and father showed extremely low fibrinogen levels, they did not have any symptoms. The most important finding of this case was a spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage at a very early stage of life. Another interesting point was the rapid resorption of this hemorrhage. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 21:592-594 (C) 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health vertical bar Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.