(Science: haematology) A blood incompatibility between the mother and her baby. During childbirth if the mother is rh negative and the baby is Rh positive, blood can enter the maternal circulation (from the baby) sensitising the mother against rh factor. The mother's immune system will produce antibodies to Rh factor. In subsequent pregnancies, these maternal Rh antibodies can mix into the foetal circulation during childbirth. This will cause the rupture (haemolytic anaemia) of the baby's red blood cells.
See: newborn jaundice.
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... because they were exposed to the same parental environment. F 12. The Rhesus, Rh-positive can be found in the 85% of the causoid race. 13. The ABO blood incompatibility is much more severe than the Rh type. 14. Carbohydrates play an important ...
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