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Differential leukocyte count in infants of diabetic mothers. Increased band count associated with macrosomia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3731670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The differential leukocyte count was studied within the first 24 hours of life in 115 infants of diabetic mothers (IDMs) appropriate for gestational age (AGA), 16 IDMs large for gestational age (LGA), 104 infants of non-diabetic mothers (INM's) AGA, and 22 INMs-LGA. A significant "shift to the left" was found in IDM's-LGA only. The usual cause of "shift to the left" such as maternal hypertension or fever, respiratory distress syndrome, meconium aspiration, neonatal asphyxia, sepsis, convulsions, or hypoglycemia could not explain this finding. It is hypothesized that increased glucocorticoid secretion may possibly play a role.
F Mimouni; S Porat; P Merlob; R Zaizov; S H Reisner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  409-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diabetes Mellitus / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / blood*
Leukocyte Count*

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