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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Subjects and Methods: A structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding Rh disease and hemolytic disease of newborn, after taking informed written consent.
Patil and Gupta (1995) reported an incidence 5.2 and 11.6 per 1000 live births for ABO Hemolytic disease of newborn in two hospital based studies from Bombay (8).

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