Exchange transfusion and intravenous immunoglobulin use in the UK

G Y T Ng
January 2010
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2010, Vol. 95 Issue 1, pF76
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the effectiveness of using intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in children with haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN). The use of IVIG is recommended to prevent some exchange transfusion-related complications. It recommends that a definitive trial is needed to make sure that IVIG can reduce the need for exchange blood transfusion in HDN.


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