Abnormal iron distribution in infants of diabetic mothers: spectrum and maternal antecedents.

@article{Georgieff1990AbnormalID,
  title={Abnormal iron distribution in infants of diabetic mothers: spectrum and maternal antecedents.},
  author={Michael K. Georgieff and Mark B. Landon and M. McKenzie Mills and B. E. Hedlund and A E Faassen and Robert L. Schmidt and J J Ophoven and John A Widness},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={
          455-61
        }
}
Because chronic hypoxemia causes a redistribution of iron from serum and storage pools into an expanding erythrocyte mass, and because infants of diabetic mothers are often hypoxemic in utero and have a high prevalence of polycythemia at birth, we studied iron distribution in 43 term infants of diabetic mothers. Twenty-four infants were at an appropriate size for gestational age; 19 were large for gestational age. At birth, 28 infants (65%) had abnormal serum iron profiles; eight had decreased… CONTINUE READING
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