What is erythroblastosis fetalis, what causes it, why does it cause jaundice in newborns? Why can it cause kernicterus?
Prevalence of Erythroblastosis Fetalis:
Erythroblastosis fetalis is also called hemolytic disease. Its occurrence during pregnancy varies with the amount of Rh+ cells that are encountered in the mother's bloodstream. With 1mL of Rh+ cells, the occurrence is 15% and with 250mL of Rh+ cell exposure, the rate is 70%.
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Erythroblastosis fetalis is a condition which occurs when an Rh- mother is pregnant with an Rh+ fetus. This incompatibility in the Rh factor causes...
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fromChapter 13 / Lesson 6
The Rh blood group system is a classification system for blood based on the presence or absence of Rh antigen. Individuals who possess the Rh antigen are considered Rh positive, whereas individuals who do not carry the antigen are considered Rh negative. Learn about blood groups, the Rh blood group system, Rh negative blood, and the effect of Rh factor in erythroblastosis fetalis.