Rh incompatibility

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Related to Rh incompatibility: Rh factor, Rhogam, Coombs test, ABO incompatibility
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Noun1.Rh incompatibility - incompatibility of Rh blood types; a transfusion of Rh-positive blood given to a Rh-negative person (or vice versa) can result in hemolysis and anemia
incompatibility - (immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
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The pathophysiology of isoimmunization in minor blood group incompatibility in the fetus and newborn is similar to the pathophysiology of Rh incompatibility.
A total of 59 patients had babies with neonatal hyperbilirubinemia after exclusion of Rh incompatibility.
The distribution of ABO and Rh incompatibility was equal.
Prenatal factors included Rh incompatibility (n=1), maternal inflammatory disease in pregnancy (n=1), and maternal jaundice in pregnancy (n=1).
Neonates with congenital anomalies and syndromes, Rh incompatibility and G6PD deficiency were excluded.
n=24) (n=36) 1 Rh incompatibility 5 4 2 ABO incompatibility 9 10 3 Rh and ABO incompatibility 2 4 4 G6PD deficiency 0 2 5 Cephalhematoma 0 2 6 Unidentified 8 9 Table 6.
4% had Rh incompatibility and cephalohematoma was present in 4.
1-6) ABO Rh incompatibility results in severe hemolytic disease of newborn in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and it often requires multiple exchange transfusions.
This approach has been used to determine whether a fetus is Rh negative or positive in the context of the risk for Rh incompatibility.
We will look at Rh incompatibility for our example.
Although the baby was premature, the diagnosis that prompted her admission to the NICU was ABO incompatibility, a condition that can appear in both premature and fullterm babies and part of a broader family of conditions that includes Rh incompatibility [10].
detection of Rh incompatibility, which can cause severe anemia in a newborn baby, and many others can be developed using the same approach.