Rh disease also known as rhesus isoimmunization , Rh D disease is a type of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn HDFN. HDFN due to anti-D antibodies is the proper and currently used name for this disease as the Rh blood group system actually has more than 50 antigens and not only D-antigen. The disease ranges from mild to severe, and occurs in the second or subsequent pregnancies of Rh-D negative women when the biologic father is Rh-D positive. Due to several advances in modern medicine, HDFN due to anti-D is preventable by treating the mother during pregnancy and soon after delivery with an injection of anti-Rh o D RhoGam immune globulin.
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Rh isoimmunisation and Anti-D
Oxford University Press makes no representation, express or implied, that the drug dosages in this book are correct. Readers must therefore always check the product information and clinical procedures with the most up to date published product information and data sheets provided by the manufacturers and the most recent codes of conduct and safety regulations. The authors and the publishers do not accept responsibility or legal liability for any errors in the text or for the misuse or misapplication of material in this work. Except where otherwise stated, drug dosages and recommendations are for the non-pregnant adult who is not breastfeeding. Rhesus hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, while by no means the frequent condition that it once was, remains a problem that requires constant vigilance and attention. Although effective prophylaxis is available it must be properly used.
Prevention of Rhesus Iso-Immunisation
We'd like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Rhesus Rh isoimmunization is an important clinical entity in India and other developing countries, which is responsible for fetal anemia and hydrops fetalis, and if not treated, it can result in intrauterine fetal demise. Rh isoimmunization is responsible for severe jaundice in neonates, which can be severe enough to cause kernicterus with debilitating consequences, if not treated adequately.