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ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn



A type of hemolytic disease of the fetus or newborn which involves the ABO blood group incompatibility of the mother and her offspring.


When the red blood cells of the mother lacks A (or B) antigens that are present in the red blood cells of the fetus, the mother produces IgG antibodies that pass through the placenta and reach the fetal circulation where they can attack fetal red blood cells. This causes hemolysis in the fetus, which may lead to anemia.

Abbreviation: ABP HDN

See also: erythroblastosis fetalis

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Retina and fetus

... here goes: http://imgur.com/OhPIy The first is a scheme of a section ... we'll depict an occurence of a hemolytic disease of the newborn. So I made it this way as I think during ...

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by Juggler
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Retina and fetus
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please help me....

Rh is the "rhesus group" on blood ... is Rhesus positive... It also causes Hemolytic disease of the newborn, which is what you are describing... I ...

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by Revenged
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: please help me....
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erythroblastosis fetalis

I'll change it back then. lol. Who coined the term "Erythroblastosis ... 1946, erythroblastosis fetalis, or hemolytic disease of the newborn, affected between 0.5% and 1.0% of fetuses ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: erythroblastosis fetalis
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