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BACKGROUND Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDN) is caused primarily by feto-maternal RhD incompatibility. Although all RhD negative pregnant women undergo routine antenatal RhD prophylaxis at 28 weeks of gestation, and following delivery if the newborn is RhD positive, HDN has not been eradicated. Here, we investigated fetal Rhesus D (RHD)(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal infection remains a major diagnostic problem because of non-specific clinical signs and symptoms, as well as low sensitivity and specificity of routine laboratory tests. C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell count, absolute neutrophil count and immature/total neutrophil ratio are the most widely used tests in the diagnosis of sepsis(More)
The birth of an infant with ambiguous genitalia constitutes a medical emergency. Ill infants with ambiguous genitalia often require blood transfusions. We studied steroid levels in packed red blood cells from 10 healthy adult donors to determine whether packed red blood cells contain significant amounts of donor steroids that might interfere with hormonal(More)
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