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A neonatal complication of maternal leukaemia treated with 6-mercaptopurine
  1. J. B. McConnell,
  2. R. Bhoola

    Abstract

    A 24-year-old African mother, who had received 6-mercaptopurine for acute leukaemia from before conception and throughout her pregnancy is described. The child, born prematurely, was anaemic at birth, with many features of a micro-angiopathic haemolytic anaemia. It is suggested that the mother's disease or treatment was involved in the aetiology of this anaemia.

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