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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 1999;6(2):272-275.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Matemal Hemorrhage.
Ji Woong Choi, Jae Hwa Oh, Jung Eun Seok, Young Jin Lee, Yeon Kyun Oh
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
2Department of clinical pathology, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea.
Fetomaternal hemorrhage is very common and the commonest cause of anernia in the newborn. But, few blood cells enter the maternal circulation in most pregnancies. Occasionally large intrauterine bleeding results in severe fetal and neonatal anemia, shock, and rarely death. To identify the fetal blood in the maternal circu1ation, acid elution technique of Kleihauer-Betke test is usually used. And imrnedate neonatal blood transfusion should be done for good prognosis. We report a case of massive feto-maternal hemorrhage (>100 ml) in a preterm neonate with severe anemia at birth, which was diagnosed by Kleihauer-Betke test and was treated with blood transfusion.
Key Words: Feto-maternal hemorrhage


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