Blood Type Incompatible Pregnancies
Antigens inherited from the father that the mother does not possess can be immunogenic when produced by the fetus, and antibodies can be produced in the maternal body against such antigens.
Antibodies against paternal antigens on red blood cells can cause hemolytic anemia of the fetus.
Fetal blood transfusion can be performed successfully in later gestation. However, during early gestation, until fetal blood transfusion can be performed safely, apheresis is applied.
KeywordsHemolytic Anemia Factor Xiii Blood Group Antigen Neonatal Jaundice Fetal Edema
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