RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEWBORN AND MATERNAL IRON STATUS AND HEMATOLOGICAL INDEXES
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AbstractThe haemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin, haematocrit, serum iron and total iron binding capacity, and serum ferritin concentrations in umbilical cord blood samples taken from 96 appropriate-for-gestational age infants delivered at term were measured and compared to the respective maternal values measured at 36 weeks' gestation. All the values were higher in cord blood. Only matemal mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular haemoglobin were correlated with cord serum iron. Cord blood haematological indices were not correlated with either gestation at delivery or birth weight. However, newbom serum ferritin was positively correlated with gestation at delivery, while the matemal:newborn ferritin ratio was inversely correlated with gestation and birth weight. The results suggest that maternal haematological and iron indices are not predictive of the haemoglobin or iron status of the newborn, and that the fetus continues to take up iron from the mother until delivery.
All Author(s) ListLAO TT, LOONG EPL, CHIN RKH, LAM CWK, LAM YM
Journal nameBiology of the Neonate
Year1991
Month9
Day1
Volume Number60
Issue Number5
PublisherKARGER
Pages303 - 307
ISSN0006-3126
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsFERRITIN; HEMATOCRIT; HEMOGLOBIN; MATERNAL; NEWBORN, IRON
Web of Science Subject CategoriesPediatrics

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