Is there a role for erythropoietin in neonatal medicine?

  title={Is there a role for erythropoietin in neonatal medicine?},
  author={Pramod Mainie},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={84 8},
Since it was first cloned in 1985, the therapeutic potential of recombinant human erythropoietin in the neonatal hyporegenerative anaemias has been studied-the anaemia of prematurity and haemolytic disease of the newborn. Between 60% and 100% of preterm infants are transfused before three weeks of age, a large proportion receiving more than one transfusion. Blood transfusions are currently also the mainstay of treatment for the hyporegenerative anaemia encountered in neonates with Rhesus… CONTINUE READING