Analbuminemia in a neonate.

  title={Analbuminemia in a neonate.},
  author={E J Cormode and Donald M. Lyster and Sara J. Israels},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={86 6},
A small-for-gestational-age infant, found to have analbuminemia in the neonatal period, is reported and the twelve cases recorded in the world literature are reviewed. Patients lacking this serum protein are essentially asymptomatic, apart from minimal ankle edema and ease of fatigue. Apparent compensatory mechanisms which come into play when serum albumin is low include prolonged half-life of albumin and transferrin, an increase in serum globulins, beta lipoprotein, and glycoproteins, arterial… CONTINUE READING