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Traumatic bleeding at birth treated with Factor VII


Dr Kathryn A Browning Carmo, Grace Centre for Newborn Care Children's Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead NSW 2145, Australia. Fax: +612 98452251; email:


We report 36 week gestation twins born following a traumatic delivery. Twin 2 had profuse haemorrhage where haemostasis was achieved with recombinant Factor VIIa (rFVIIa – NovoSeven®;Novo Nordisk A/S, Bagsværd, Denmark)