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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.