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The histochemical nitroblue tetrazolium reduction test in newborn infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1171529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Normal values for the nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) test in full-term, premature and small-for-gestational-age infants are presented. The NBT reduction was elevated in all groups of babies studied. There was no statistical difference between the groups and the range was wide. Infected babies also showed elevated NBT reduction. However, 60% of the results obtained in the infected group fell within the same range as those obtained in normal neonates. This renders the test unhelpful in the diagnosis of bacterial infection in the neonatal period.
P S Hartley; A F Malan; H V Heese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1975 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-10-21     Completed Date:  1975-10-21     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1263-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / diagnosis*
Birth Weight
Cesarean Section
Formazans / analysis
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*
Infant, Premature
Labor, Obstetric
Neutrophils / analysis
Nitroblue Tetrazolium / diagnostic use*
Tetrazolium Salts / diagnostic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Formazans; 0/Tetrazolium Salts; 298-83-9/Nitroblue Tetrazolium

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