Treatment of anemia and retinopathy of prematurity Akiko Toda 1 , Chihiro Ohashi 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Nagoya City Univ Med Sch pp.847-850
Published Date 1998/5/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905871
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We reviewed 63 premature babies during the foregoing 5 years regarding the relationship between anemia and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) . All the cases weighed 2,500 g or less at birth. Incidence of ROP was significantly higher in 33 infants who received transfusion of adult blood than in 30 infants who did not. Progression of ROP was more severe in infants treated with blood transfusion. Above fact may be due to abrupt systemic changes by blood transfusion and to the underlying conditions necessitating blood transfusion.

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