Arch Dis Child 59:82-83 doi:10.1136/adc.59.1.82
  • Research Article

Prophylactic ethamsylate for periventricular haemorrhage.


Drug prophylaxis with ethamsylate for periventricular haemorrhage in very low birthweight infants significantly reduced the incidence of periventricular haemorrhage in survivors. A reduction in abnormalities at follow up and in insertion of ventriculoperitoneal shunts was also noted.