Hematological Characteristics in Neonates With Twin-Twin Blood Transfusion

Sayuri Kondo, Yosuke Sugita, Shunji Suzuki


We encountered a case of subacute twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) with the increased inter-twin reticulocyte count-ratio (calculated by dividing the reticulocyte count of the donor by the reticulocyte count of the recipient). In the current case, inter-twin reticulocyte count-ratio was increased to 1.91 (normal < 1.7); however, we diagnosed the case as subacute TTTS because a myocardial hypertrophy indicating the presence of chronic heart load was not recognized in the twins.

J Med Cases. 2017;8(9):269-270
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2882w


Twin-twin transfusion syndrome; Twin anemia-polycythemia sequence; Reticulocyte

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