Asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage in a newborn with congenital factor VII deficiency and successful treatment with recombinant activated factor VII.

Ince Z. , Bulut O., Tugrul-Aksakal M. Z. , Unuvar A. , Devecioglu O. , Coban A.

The Turkish journal of pediatrics, vol.60, no.5, pp.562-565, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2018.05.014
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish journal of pediatrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.562-565


Intracranial hemorrhage is considered the most common cause of death in newborns with congenital factor VII (FVII) deficiency. Recombinant activated FVII (rFVIIa) provides specific replacement therapy, however there is limited experience with its neonatal use. We describe our experience about the treatment of intracranial hemorrhage in a newborn with congenital FVII deficiency and emphasize the importance of imaging in asymptomatic patients. She presented with ecchymoses on her skin, no other pathological clinical signs, prolonged PT, normal PTT and FVII activity of 2%. Intracranial hemorrhage was diagnosed while screening for internal bleedings. Treatment with rFVIIa resulted in stabilization and regression of the hematoma.