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BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jun 2;2014. pii: bcr2013202167. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202167.

Intravenous iron administration together with parenteral nutrition to very preterm Jehovah's Witness twins.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Naestved Hospital, Naestved, Denmark.
  • 2The Capital Region, Medicine Information Centre, Copenhagen NV, Denmark.
  • 3Neonatal Department, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 4Department of Pediatrics, Hans Christian Andersen Children's Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Abstract

Preterm twin sisters (monozygotic) were born at gestational age 27 weeks and 5 days with birth weights of 935 and 735 g. They were admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit for a period of 1 month. Their parents were Jehovah's Witnesses and refused blood transfusion for their preterm daughters. Subcutaneous erythropoietin and intravenous iron were given as a prophylactic to avoid anaemia.

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PMC4054391
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10.1136/bcr-2013-202167
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