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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in Newborn Streptococcal Sepsis. Report on l3 Cases

  • A. H. Sutor
  • F. Staudt
  • W. Pringsheim
  • W. Künzer
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin book series (A+I, volume 116)


The reason for this study was the case of a 2 days old male newborn, who showed clinical signs and laboratory findings suggestive of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). At autopsy this diagnosis was confirmed. The clinical course was identical with endotoxin shock which is caused by gram negative bacteria. Blood and liquor cultures from our newborn, however, showed gram positive streptococci group B. At the same time we were asked for consultation from another hospital because they had an almost identical case and in this case again streptococci group B were found. This coincidence made us look for symptoms of intravascular coagulation in streptococcal sepsis in newborns.


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Coagulation Test Neutrophilic Granulocyte Fibrinolytic Therapy 
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  • A. H. Sutor
  • F. Staudt
  • W. Pringsheim
  • W. Künzer

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