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Equation of Shohat et al for Whole Blood Viscosity in a Neonate with Polycythemia

Purpose:

To estimate the whole blood viscosity of a neonate using the hematocrit in the equation of Shohat et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

P61.1

Description:

Shohat et al correlated a neonate's hematocrit with whole blood viscosity. Hyperviscosity can explain findings seen in neonatal polycythemia. The authors are from Beilinson Medical Center and Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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