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Palpable spleens in newborn term infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3978976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spleen tip size was determined in 470 full-term appropriate-for-gestational-age infants within the first 24 hours of life. The spleen was palpable in 17.9 percent of them. It was palpated less than 1 cm below the costal margin in 11.7 percent, between 1 and 2 cm in 3.6 percent, and 2 cm or more in 2.6 percent. No cause for spleen enlargement was found except in two infants with ABO hemolytic disease.
F Mimouni; P Merlob; S Ashkenazi; I Litmanovitz; S H Reisner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1985 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-04-26     Completed Date:  1985-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Spleen / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Splenomegaly / blood,  diagnosis

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