Massive fetomaternal hemorrhage

Leyla F. Akanli, Nicole E. Cohen-Addad, Nerissa V. Malabanan, Franz Margono, Meg A. Krilov

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This report describes a full-term newborn with massive fetomaternal hemorrhage. Fetal movements were decreased 48 hr prior to delivery. On the day of delivery, they were absent. The nonstress test was abnormal with low biophysical profile and decreased beat-to-beat variability. The infant presented with extreme pallor, hypotonia, hepatosplenomegaly, and ascites. The initial hemoglobin was 2.2 g/dL, the Kleihauer-Betke stain was 27.6% (highest level ever reported). Right temporal and cerebellar hemorrhages were present. Sequelae include severe developmental delay and asymmetric double hemiplegia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Fetomaternal
  • Kleihauer-Betke
  • hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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