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Increased concentrations of D-dimers in newborn infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2337364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concentrations of D-dimers (the D fragments of fibrinogen) were measured in blood from 15 preterm infants, and 45 born at full term, to establish normal ranges. The adult normal range is less than 0.25 mg/l; 31 of the 60 infants (52%) had values less than 0.25 mg/l, in 16 (27%) they were 0.25-0.5, in eight (13%) 0.5-1, in three (5%) 1-2, and in two (3%) 2-4. D-dimer concentrations measured during the neonatal period should be interpreted with caution.
I R Hudson; B E Gibson; J Brownlie; B M Holland; T L Turner; R G Webber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-06-13     Completed Date:  1990-06-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.
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MeSH Terms
Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products / analysis*
Infant, Newborn / blood*
Infant, Premature / blood
Reference Values
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products; 0/fibrinogen D fragment

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