Swallowed maternal blood (bleeding on the first day)
- Apt test on gastric contents to evaluate for maternal hemoglobin
No treatment necessary
- Plain radiograph of abdomen with left lateral decubitus view to evaluate for pneumatosis intestinalis and pneumoperitoneum
- Rare to have upper GI bleeding; indicates severe, late disease
- Infants will generally be extremely ill
- See “Necrotizing Enterocolitis” section for specific management
- Check PT, PTT, fibrinogen, D-dimer, platelets to evaluate for the presence of DIC
- May see bleeding from other sources as well
- Confirm that vitamin K was given at delivery
- Specific factor deficiencies can cause extensive GI bleeding ...
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