Haemolysis (neonatal)

Keywords: Neonatal haemolysis, Kernicterus, Haemolysis - neonatal

Causes

Appropriate Tests

 

Full blood count, Blood film, Blood group, Direct antiglobulin test, Bilirubin.

Haemolytic disease of the newborn

 

Haemoglobinopathy, especially

  • 4 gene deletion α Thalassaemia or homozygous α* thalassaemic.

 

Hb Barts Hydrops fetalis syndrome.

Intrinsic red cell defects, especially

  • G-6-PD deficiency
  • Hereditary spherocytosis

 

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase assay.

Neonatal sepsis

 

Cardiac abnormalities