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Baby born with little amount of blood. What causes this ?

My friends baby girl was born tonight weighing 9.4 lbs but she had very little blood in her body. The doctor has given her a 10% chance of surviving and says she will have severe brain damage . They are testing for brain waves. They live in a small town in Kansas What causes a baby to have no or little blood in the body at birth?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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No blood in the body after birth is mostly due to hemorrhage during the birth or any hematologic disorder like thalassaemia . There must be other problems associated with it . A complete evaluation of the baby needs to be done to find out the cause.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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