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Neonatal anemia

Authors
Journal
Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
1744-165X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.siny.2008.02.009
Keywords
  • Anemia
  • Erythropoietin
  • Infant
  • Newborn
  • Transfusion

Abstract

Summary Neonatal anemia and the need for red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are very common in neonatal intensive care units. Neonatal anemia can be due to blood loss, decreased RBC production, or increased destruction of erythrocytes. Physiologic anemia of the newborn and anemia of prematurity are the two most common causes of anemia in neonates. Phlebotomy losses result in much of the anemia seen in extremely low birthweight infants (ELBW). Accepting a lower threshold level for transfusion in ELBW infants can prevent these infants being exposed to multiple donors.

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