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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Not only ABO blood group system is important for determining hypertension, erythroblastosis fetalis, blood transfusion and exchange reactions12 but has also been shown to be relevant to conditions such as osteodysplasia and as genetic marker of obesity.12 More recent developments are exploring the relationship between ABO blood grouping and obesity13, which was also one of the main objectives of current study.
Induction of labor in the management of erythroblastosis fetalis. Q Rev Pediat 1957;12(1):1-5.
Hemolytic disease of the newborn (Erythroblastosis fetalis) Nelson Textbook of pediatrics.
Among the causes for transient form of HH, maternal diabetes mellitus, intra-uterine growth retardation, perinatal asphyxia, erythroblastosis fetalis, maternal administration of drugs, intravenous glucose infusions during delivery, as well as Sotos syndrome can be counted (10,33).