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Fibrinolysis in cerebrospinal fluid after intraventricular haemorrhage.
  1. A Whitelaw,
  2. L Creighton,
  3. P Gaffney
  1. Department of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London.


    Concentrations of cross linked fibrin degradation products were measured in the cerebrospinal fluid from five 'normal' preterm infants (median 102 ng/ml), four preterm infants with intraventricular haemorrhage (median 315 ng/ml), and five infants with progressive post-haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation (median 1000 ng/ml). Serial samples of cerebrospinal fluid from one infant showed a peak concentration two weeks after the haemorrhage.

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