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Delayed umbilical cord separation in alloimmune neutropenia.
  1. A S Kemp,
  2. L Lubitz
  1. Department of Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia.


    Delayed umbilical cord separation in association with neonatal alloimmune neutropenia is reported. Delayed umbilical cord separation has been described in association with defects in neutrophil function. The present case indicates that deficiency in neutrophil number should also be considered as a cause of delayed cord separation.

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