Vitamin E to Premature Infants

Authors

  • HOLGER V. DYGGVE,

    1. Department of Pediatrics (Head: Prof. P. Plum) and the Department of Obstetrics A (Head: Prof. E. Rydberg-now Prof. D. Trolle) and B (Head: Prof. E. Brandstrup), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
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  • JAN H. PROBST

    1. Department of Pediatrics (Head: Prof. P. Plum) and the Department of Obstetrics A (Head: Prof. E. Rydberg-now Prof. D. Trolle) and B (Head: Prof. E. Brandstrup), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
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Summary

Lower average bilirubin levels, higher hemoglobin and more normal serum alkaline phosphatase values were found in 67 premature infants who received 100 mg a-tocopherol intramuscularly at birth, than in a control group. The results are discussed, and the routine administration of -vitamin E to premature infants is suggested.

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