Component therapy

  title={Component therapy},
  author={K M Radhakrishnan and Srikumar Chakravarthi and S Pushkala and J. Jayaraju},
  journal={The Indian Journal of Pediatrics},
The dramatic advances that have taken place in recent years in the care of sick and premature infants also have been matched by a similar increase in the use of blood transfusion therapy. Haematological features indicate that a newborn has a blood volume of 85–125 ml/kg the foetal haemoglobin is 60–85% and average Hb in full term infant is 18 gm/dl. By 2–3 months it falls to 11–12 g/dl the main cause of anemia are iron poor diet, weaning diets recurrent or chronic infections and hemolytic… Expand