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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We found that prenatal ultrasound and fetal autopsy findings coincided in 57.2% of the cases, especially in congenital heart diseases and fetal erythroblastosis (three cases) and clubfoot (two cases).
Placental examination showed placentomegaly with villous hydrops, fetal erythroblastosis, and infiltration of villous stroma by aforementioned histiocytic cells (Figure 2).
Perinatal Cause of death Anatomopathologic diagnosis Number stress of cases Meconium aspiration 2 Fetal thrombotic vasculopathy 1 Premature infants with anoxia 4 Chronic Perinatal Fetal erythroblastosis 2 anoxia CM related to PA 4 Hyaline membrane 2 Anoxia-undetermined cause 6 Ascending Different degrees of 15 infection chorioamnionitis Acute Congenital Genitourinary malformation 8 malformation Central nervous system 4 malformation TABLE 2: Analysis of the expression of IL-6, TNF-[alpha], and CRP in the liver of perinatal autopsies.