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The limits of physiological anemia in the African neonate.
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PMID:  3937424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to determine the limits of physiological anemia in the African neonate, the hematological values of 402 healthy neonates were determined. It was observed that although the African neonate had much lower hematological values at birth when compared with their North American and European counterparts, the eventual nadir reached is approximately the same. The hematocrit, hemoglobin and red blood cell count of preterm infants on the first day of life were comparable to those of full-term and postterm infants. However, the preterm infants had a more precipitous drop in these values and, consequently, reached a nadir much lower than full-term and postterm infants. The nadir was reached between 6 and 8 weeks in each group. In all three groups, recovery was spontaneous and preceded by a rise in reticulocyte count. It is also significant that by 16 weeks of life, no significant difference exists between the values for preterm, full-term and postterm infants.
A B Scott-Emuakpor; A A Okolo; J A Omene; S I Ukpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta haematologica     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0001-5792     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Haematol.     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-17     Completed Date:  1986-03-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0141053     Medline TA:  Acta Haematol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological*
Anemia / blood,  epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Birth Weight
Erythrocyte Count
Gestational Age
Hemoglobins / analysis
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
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