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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 22. No. 3, 2017

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2017;22:159-162

Original Article

Red Blood Cell Distribution Width and Transient Tachypnoea of the Newborn

H Cosar, O Yilmaz, Y Bulut, M Temur


The relationship between the red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and transient tachypnoea of newborn (TTN) was evaluated. Sixty-nine neonates with TTN and 64 healthy neonates were recruited into our study. Compared with the controls, neonates with TTN had significantly higher values of RDW, mean corpuscular volume and haemoglobin but lower platelet counts. The duration of the tachypnoea would not alter the RDW.

Keyword : Inflammation; Red blood cell distribution width; Transient tachypnoea of newborn

Abstract in Chinese


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