oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The foetal transfusion syndrome; a report of two cases

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Two cases of Foetal Transfusion Syndrome are reported, the differences in haemoglobin levels being 6,6 and 11,5 g% respectively. In each case the recipient or polycythaemic twin had respiratory distress and cyanotic attacks relieved by venesection. The differences in weight were 3% of the larger (donor) twin in the first set and 5% of the larger (recipient) in the second set suggesting that the syndrome was of the acute type in both cases.

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