erythroblastosis fetalis

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erythroblastosis fe·ta·lis

A severe hemolytic disease of a fetus or newborn infant caused by the production of maternal antibodies against the fetal red blood cells, usually involving Rh incompatibility between the mother and fetus. Also called RH disease.

[New Latin erythroblastōsis fētālis : erythroblastōsis, erythroblastosis + fētālis, fetal.]
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Noun1.erythroblastosis fetalis - severe anemia in newborn babies; the result of Rh incompatibility between maternal and fetal blood; typically occurs when the child of an Rh-negative mother inherits Rh-positive blood from the father; can be diagnosed before birth by amniocentesis
anemia, anaemia - a deficiency of red blood cells
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Induction of labor in the management of erythroblastosis fetalis.
Nevertheless It has been suggested before that transplacental transmission results from abnormal placentation as placental damage may permitting the maternal and fetal blood to mix or that reverse erythroblastosis fetalis may occur allowing parasites to cross the placenta (Phipps and Otter 2004).
Isoimmunization in pregnancy, its posible bearing on the etiology of erythroblastosis fetalis, JAMA 1941:116-825.
Measurement of human placental blood volume in erythroblastosis fetalis.