Multinucleated normoblastemia in a newborn secondary to hypoxia


KAYKI G. , Bozkaya D. , Buyukeren M. , Tavil B., YİĞİT Ş.

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, vol.115, no.4, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 115 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2017.eng.e217
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA

Abstract

Normoblasts may be seen in peripheral blood smear of newborns. The number of normoblasts per 100 white blood cells is generally in the range of 0-10. They can be seen more common than usual in hypoxic condition, because intrauterine hypoxia increases the production of red blood cells. However, multinucleated normoblasts in a newborn caused by hypoxia haven't been reported before. We present a newborn with multinucleated normoblasts secondary to intrauterine hypoxia. This case is important; because it is the first time multinucleated normoblasts in peripheral blood smear of a hypoxic newborn has been detected.