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Why do preemies often get intracranial hemorrhage?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
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In brief: Immature Vessels

Infants born before 30 weeks of pregnancy are at highest risk for such bleeding.
The smaller and more premature the infant, the higher the risk for ivh. This is because blood vessels in the brain of premature infants are not yet fully developed and are extremely fragile. The blood vessels grow stronger after 30 weeks of pregnancy.

In brief: Immature Vessels

Infants born before 30 weeks of pregnancy are at highest risk for such bleeding.
The smaller and more premature the infant, the higher the risk for ivh. This is because blood vessels in the brain of premature infants are not yet fully developed and are extremely fragile. The blood vessels grow stronger after 30 weeks of pregnancy.
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