Haemolysis (neonatal)

Keywords: Neonatal haemolysis, Kernicterus, Haemolysis - neonatal


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


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