anaemia of prematurity

anaemia of prematurity

Anaemia characterised by decreased erythrocyte mass, which is most common in low- and very low-birth-weight infants.
 
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Decreased reticulocytes, decreased erythropoietin production. Anaemia of prematurity is often compounded by aggressive and frequent diagnostic phlebotomies; because of the need for adequate oxygenation, premature infants often receive blood transfusions—average: 1.25 transfusions/infant, which can be reduced by administering erythropoietin to 0.87 transfusions/infant.
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She was rushed to Zulekha Hospital after suffering medical conditions including respiratory distress syndrome, neonatal sepsis, apnea and anaemia of prematurity.
3] Babies with anaemia of prematurity often receive multiple blood transfusions (BTFs), with the risks of transmission of infections and iron overload.