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Effect of Phototherapy on Platelet Count in premature Infant.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(1):34-40.
Published online January 31, 1983.
Effect of Phototherapy on Platelet Count in premature Infant.
Heung Kyu Kim, Young Kyoung Park
Department of Pediatrics, Kwangju Christian Hospital, Kwangju, Korea
광선료법이 혈소판에 미치는 영향
김홍규, 박영경
광주기독병원 소아과
Abstract
The effect of phototherapy on platelet counts performed on thirty premature infants weighing less than 2,300 grams and thirty fullterm infants with hyperbilirubmemia. Platelet counts were also performed on twenty nine healthy premature infants weighing less than 2,300 grams and thirty full-term infants as oontrol group. The following results were observed: 1) There was no significant difference in platelet counts during phototherapy on premature and full-term infants, as also applied to full-term infants of control group. 2) There was a significant decrease in hematocrit in premature and full-term infants who received phototherapy. However, the decrease of hematocrit was not observed in controL group.
Key Words: Phototherapy, Platelet Counts


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