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Cephalhematoma Causing Severe Anemia in the Newborn: Report of 2 Cases

DO Osaghae, G Sule, J Benka-Coker

Abstract


This report describes two newborns with massive Cephalhematoma leading to marked blood loss and severe anemia. The hematocrits were 19% and 13% respectively. The babies were managed with blood transfusion, phototherapy, antibiotics and dexamethasone.

Key words: Cephalhematoma, anemia, newborn



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