What are guidelines for exchange transfusion in hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN)?

Updated: Dec 28, 2017
  • Author: Sameer Wagle, MBBS, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Aslam, MD  more...
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Guidelines for exchange transfusion in neonates with hemolytic disease of the newborn are as follows: [47]

  • Total serum bilirubin level of more than 20 mg/dL: Weight more than 2500 g (healthy)

  • Total serum bilirubin level of more than 18 mg/dL: Weight more than 2500 g (septic)

  • Total serum bilirubin level of more than 17 mg/dL: Weight 2000-2499 g

  • Total serum bilirubin level of more than 15 mg/dL: Weight 1500-1999 g

  • Total serum bilirubin level of more than 13 mg/dL: Weight 1250-1499

  • Total serum bilirubin level of 9-12 mg/dL: Weight less than 1250


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