In-depth

Causes

Hemophilia

Complications

Amniotic fluid embolism

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Peritonitis

Premature birth

Thrombocytopenia

Risk factors

Placenta previa

Aug. 01, 2017
References
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  4. Blood safety basics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/bloodsafety/basics.html. Accessed Feb. 7, 2017.