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Volume 16/Issue 5, September 2020

Transient peripheral vasospasm in a preterm newborn infant: a case report

Samuel E. Ibhanesebhor, Chikkanayakanahalli M. Manjunatha,


This article reports a case of a preterm baby born at 27 weeks’ gestation who developed peripheral arterial spasm of the forearm without any obvious precipitating factors and which was managed conservatively without any sequelae.

The arterial spasm is a well-known complication of arterial catheterisation in neonates. Transient peripheral vasospasm may occur in the preterm baby without any obvious precipitating factors.
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