Case 9 (9/29/13): Patient Presentation

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… This 30 year-old obstetrical patient was admitted for labor at 38 4/7 weeks. The admission hemoglobin is 10.0 gm/dL. Three months prior to admission the hematocrit was 32%. Twins were delivered 3 hours 44 minutes post-admission, with 1,500 mL v 1,900 mL estimated blood loss. The post-delivery hemoglobin, 4 hours 50 minutes post-admission, is 6.3 gm/dL. You may assume that information not listed in the patient case sheet was either not recorded or not significant.

How should this patient’s anemia be managed?

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