It is the purpose of this paper to describe briefly 3 cases of severe anemia of the newborn. In the circulating blood of 2 of the patients concerned, considerable evidence of phagocytosis of the erythrocytes was found. In the third, seen and treated earlier after birth than the other 2, there was some evidence of such phagocytosis.
ANEMIA OF THE NEWBORN
A full discussion of anemia of the newborn is not needed here. Since 1919, the time when Ecklin1 first described in detail this type of anemia, various writers, among them Pasachoff and Wilson,2 Abt,3 Diamond, Blackfan and Baty,4 Abbott and Abbott,5 Dennett and Ashton6 and Huenekens,7 have reviewedthe subject, collected the cases in the literature and added their own cases. A full bibliography8 on this subject shows that the number of reasonably definite cases, including those of this report, is well
WYATT TC, COOPER MB, GROAT WA. ERYTHROPHAGOCYTOSIS IN ANEMIA OF THE NEWBORNREPORT OF THREE CASES. Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(6):1319–1329. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980180133013
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.