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isoimmunization

(ˌaɪsəʊˌɪmjʊnaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

isoimmunisation

n
(Physiology) immunol the development of isoantibodies within an individual in order to protect against antigens derived from a different member of the same species
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Management of isoimmunisation. Obstet Gynaecology 1978;52(1):1-16.
The infant had Rhesus isoimmunisation, a one-ina-million condition which threatens life before birth.
Risk factors of neonatal jaundice includes hemolysis secondary to Rhesus isoimmunisation and ABO incompatibility, sepsis, prematurity and enzyme defects (Uridyl diphosphate glucoronyl transferase enzyme deficiency).11
The hyperdynamic fetal circulation with subacute or moderate chronic anaemia has been mainly researched (and is now routinely used) in pregnancies with red cell isoimmunisation. In well-grown fetuses, the MCA PSV increase is related to the haemoglobin but not the partial pressure of oxygen (p[O.sub.2]), suggesting that this reflects decreased blood viscosity and increased venous return rather than an active fetal compensatory mechanism by p[O.sub.2]-related chemoreceptor stimulation (to increase cardiac contractility and cause vasodilatation).