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Arch Dis Child. 1987 October; 62(10): 1070–1072.
PMCID: PMC1778685

Carbon monoxide production in ventilated premature infants weighing less than 1500 g.


Mean pulmonary excretion rate of carbon monoxide in 13 premature babies on ventilators was significantly higher (p less than 0.001) than that of 19 healthy infants born at full term. This correlated with carboxyhaemoglobin concentrations in blood, indicating that the premature infants on ventilators produced abnormally large amounts of bilirubin.

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