fetal hemoglobin

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fetal hemoglobin

n.
The predominant form of hemoglobin in fetuses and newborn infants, present in small amounts in adults but often elevated in adults with certain forms of anemia and other disorders.
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3% of cases because, beyond a positive Kleihauer-Betke test, evidence of fetal anemia confirmed by placental examination and / or autopsy was required for hemorrhage to be considered the cause of death (AmJ Obstet Gynecol.
Likewise, increases in fetal hemoglobin percentage in adults with disease states such as thalassemias are fairly common, and hereditary states of persistence of fetal hemoglobin in adult life are described, which could also (rarely) confound a Kleihauer-Betke test.
Se realizo una busqueda bibliografica con base en los siguientes terminos de busqueda: hydrops, fetomaternal hemorrhage, sinusoidal heart rate y Kleihauer-Betke test en las bases de datos Medline via PubMed, EMBASE, LILACS y SciELO y la biblioteca Cochrane, (sin restriccion de fecha o diseno) tambien en libros de texto impresos.