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Gray syndrome - Treatment

Alternative Names

Chloramphenicol toxicity in newborns

Treatment:

Overdoses can be treated with an exchange transfusion, which involves removing portions (aliquots) of the baby's blood and replacing it with donated blood.

  • Reviewed last on: 12/7/2009
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine.

References

Michelow IC, McCracken GH Jr. Antibacterial therapeutic agents. In: Feigin RD, Cherry JD, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Kaplan SL, eds. Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 248.

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