a hemolytic anemia of a newborn child; it results from the destruction of the infant's red blood cells by antibodies produced by the mother; usually involves antibodies due to Rh blood type incompatibility; also called erythroblastosis fetalis
disease involving the destruction of blood cells.
Hemolytic disease of the newborn is a condition in which an excessive number of red blood cells in the fetus are destroyed by the mother's antibodies. It is typically caused by Rh incompatibility.
A condition in which a fetus's red blood cells are attacked because of Rh incompatibility between the fetus and the mother. When untreated, hemolytic disease can result in stillbirth, anemia, and mental retardation.
When a red blood cell comes to the end of its lifespan it breaks down and releases hemoglobin in a process known as hemolysis. Hemolytic disease, or hemolytic anemia is a disease caused by the breakdown of red blood cells, diluting the concetration of the blood.