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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The major physiological impact of anaemia of prematurity is decreased oxygen delivery to the tissues which result in compensatory responses like increase in heart rate, cardiac output and cerebral blood flow, poor growth, decrease in activity etc.
The neonatal demographic and birth characteristics known to be associated with anaemia of prematurity were recorded.
She was rushed to Zulekha Hospital after suffering medical conditions including respiratory distress syndrome, neonatal sepsis, apnea and anaemia of prematurity.
[2] Three basic mechanisms are responsible for the development of anaemia of prematurity, namely inadequate red blood cell production, shortened neonatal red blood cell lifespan, and iatrogenic blood loss (repeated blood sampling).
Nonphysiological anaemia of prematurity. Arch Dis Child 1978;53(11):855-860.
Diagnostic and treatment related characteristics known to be associated with anaemia of prematurity were recorded.