The erythrocyte sedimentation rate in the newborn period.

  title={The erythrocyte sedimentation rate in the newborn period.},
  author={Saul M Adler and R L Denton},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={86 6},
Determination of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate in capillary blood can be of value in identifying neonates with infection. The normal values for the method described here range from 1 mm/l hour at 12 hours of age to 17 mm/l hour at 14 days of age. Most noninfected neonates with moderate to severe RDS or with other serious illness had values well within the normal range. Infected patients had marked elevations, and the majority of values returned to normal with clinical improvement. Coombs… CONTINUE READING


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