Intracranial haemorrhage misdiagnosed as non-accidental injury: A case of neonatal hepatitis

Tan Lii Jye, Faridah Mohd. Nor, Mohamed Swarhib Shafie

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Abstract

Introduction: Non-accidental injury in neonate can be difficult to diagnose in forensic scenario. There are numerous causes of intracranial haemorrhage in neonate, and further laboratory analysis is often required to make a correct diagnosis. Objective: To highlight an interesting case of intracranial haemorrhage in newborn, and discuss the literature. Method: We report a case of a premature baby with intracranial haemorrhage. The baby was delivered through a Caesarean section, and died at one day of age. Result: The case was investigated for non-accidental injury head injury, but microbiology of blood showed recent herpes simplex viral infection (HSV) and previous infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV). Conclusion: This interesting case was reported for its rare occurrence of viral infection leading to intracranial haemorrhage in a neonate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume24
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Intracranial Hemorrhages
Diagnostic Errors
Hepatitis
Wounds and Injuries
Virus Diseases
Herpes Simplex
Cytomegalovirus Infections
Microbiology
Craniocerebral Trauma
Cesarean Section

Keywords

  • Autopsy
  • Forensic
  • HSV infection
  • Intracranial haemorrhage
  • Non-accidental injury

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  • Medicine(all)

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Intracranial haemorrhage misdiagnosed as non-accidental injury : A case of neonatal hepatitis. / Jye, Tan Lii; Mohd. Nor, Faridah; Shafie, Mohamed Swarhib.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2017, p. 361-362.

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