Leukemoid Reaction in a Preterm Infant: Diagnostic Challenge in Resource Poor Setting: A Case Report

International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports

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Title Leukemoid Reaction in a Preterm Infant: Diagnostic Challenge in Resource Poor Setting: A Case Report
 
Creator Chukwudi, Okoli
Nwaoma, Nwaogu
Ifeyinwa, Nwafia
 
Description A preterm neonate delivered at 28 weeks gestation, mother had antenatal steroid. Blood counts showed leukemoid reaction, blood culture, procalcitonin and peripheral blood film was normal. Baby was stabilized in the NICU, recovered and the WBC count done serially showed a downward trend.  The leukemoid reaction was presumed to come from antenatal steroid use. The diagnostic and management challenges encountered in managing the infant in resource constrained environment like ours is presented alongside.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2020-10-19
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30117
10.9734/ijmpcr/2020/v13i230117
 
Source International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports; 2020 - Volume 13 [Issue 2]; 14-17
2394-109X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30117/56508
http://journalijmpcr.com/index.php/IJMPCR/article/view/30117/56509
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 © 2020 Okoli et al.; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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