Is supplementary iron useful when preterm infants are treated with erythropoietin?

Ridley, F. C.; Harris, J.; Gottstein, R.; Emmerson, A. J. B.
December 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2006, Vol. 91 Issue 12, p1036
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study that examines the usefulness of supplementary iron when preterm infants are treated with erythropoietin to reduce the requirement for blood transfusion. A preterm infant on the neonatal intensive care unit has developed anemia, which requires a blood transfusion. Parents of the baby have agreed to allow the baby undergo recombinant human erythropoietin treatment. It was found that low dose treatment do not reduce the requirement for blood transfusion.


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