Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn
For example, the mother is rH- while the fetus is rH+. When the antibodies of the rH- mother enter fetal circulation the antibodies attack the red blood cells of the rH+ fetus, resulting to hemolysis and anemia in fetus. Symptoms include jaundice, anemia, enlarged liver and spleen.
- Hemolytic disease of the newborn or HDN
- Erythroblastosis fetalis