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Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2004 May;89(3):F274-5.

Extravasation injuries on regional neonatal units.

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  • 1Neonatal Medical Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester M13 0JH, UK. claire.wilkins@lineone.net

Abstract

This survey of regional neonatal intensive care units determined a prevalence of 38 per 1000 neonates who sustained an extravasation injury that caused skin necrosis. Most injuries occurred in infants of 26 weeks gestation or less, with parenteral nutrition infused through intravenous cannulae. Common treatments were exposing wounds to the air, infiltration with hyaluronidase and saline, and occlusive dressings.

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