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Eur J Pediatr. 1988 Nov;148(2):143-5.

Serum creatinine and creatinine clearance in healthy neonates and prematures during the first 10 days of life.

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Abteilung für Kinderheilkunde der Universität, Marburg, Federal Republic of Germany.


Normal serum creatinine (Scr) and creatinine clearance (Ccr) values during the first 10 days of life were obtained in 63 very premature (28-32 weeks of gestation), premature (33-37 weeks) and term infants (38-42 weeks). Scr fell, and Ccr rose less markedly in the very premature infants. Scr was 80 mumol/l on the 1st day of life both in very premature and premature infants, and 77 mumol/l in full-term neonates. After 10 days, Scr was 73, 53 and 35 mumol/l respectively. There was an exponential correlation between Ccr and gestational age, indicating rapid maturation of glomerular function.

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