Incompatibility between an infant's blood type and that of its mother. Results in destruction of the infant's red blood cells (hemolytic anemia) after birth by antibodies from mother's blood. See Anemia, hemolytic. Treatment includes an exchange transfusion.
anemia caused in infants due to Rh factor incompatibility between mother and child. The disorder is seen in Rh-positive babies born to Rh-negative mothers. The mother builds antibodies against the baby's blood, destroying its red blood cells. In severe cases, the baby may receive a blood transfusion either in utero or after birth. The condition can be prevented in subsequent births by giving the mother Rh immune globulin shortly after the birth of an Rh-incompatible baby.
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
See Haemolytic disease of the newborn.
A Blood disease of fetuses and newborn infants caused by the mother's anti-Rh+ antibodies agglutinating her infant's Rh+ Blood. Symptoms include life threatening anemia, jaundice, fever, swollen tissues from edema, and an enlarged liver and spleen. Serious cases of Erythroblastosis fetalis are treated by Blood replacement. This condition is also referred to as "hemolytic anemia" and "hydrops fetalis".
A form of anemia that develops in the Rh-positive infants of Rh-negative women.