Dictionary » R » Rhesus disease

Rhesus disease



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


For example, the mother is rH- while the fetus is rH+. It results in the immune system of the rH- mother to produce antibodies that enter fetal circulation and attack the red blood cells of the rH+ fetus, resulting in the hemolysis and anemia in fetus. Symptoms include jaundice, anemia, enlarged liver and spleen.

Abbreviation: Rh disease

  • RhD Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
  • Rhesus D Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn or RhD HDN

See also: erythroblastosis fetalis, Rhesus blood group

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... a prophylactic proof-of-principal trial, the PMOs also protected 75% of rhesus macaques from lethal EBOV infection. The work described here may contribute ... respectively. Both AVI-6002 and AVI-6003 were found to suppress disease in virus-infected nonhuman primates (NHPs) in previous studies. ...

See entire post
by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 12769


... species or variety of species. Humans and animals only get the same diseases 1.16% of the time. Humans now have 30,000 diseases yet about 60 ... and so on. Even the RH factor was not discovered on the macasus rhesus. The observations of Banting and Best on diabetes, attributed to experiments ...

See entire post
by noratmedicineforme
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PETA
Replies: 54
Views: 44961

Rhesus factor question

... true but you missed out an important point as only the second Rhesus positive child that the mother carries will have haemolytic disease of the newborn... the first Rhesus positive child to a Rhesus negative mother is born ...

See entire post
by Revenged
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Rhesus factor question
Replies: 5
Views: 4920

please help me....

Rh is the "rhesus group" on blood cells... You normally refer for this group by a + or - sign... ... that is Rhesus negative blood that is Rhesus positive... It also causes Hemolytic disease of the newborn, which is what you are describing... I don't know any more than ...

See entire post
by Revenged
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: please help me....
Replies: 3
Views: 2422

The Fiber Disease

... type you have (A-B-AB-O) but the factor may play a role. Those with RH (Rhesus..like the monkey) have a certain protein those with RH negative do not have this protein. This protein may feed this disease. That is why you see moms and kids with it. Usually they are one factor. ...

See entire post
Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6267068
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 11:01, 7 July 2009. This page has been accessed 1,324 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link