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Hydrops fetalis

Hydrops fetalis: Introduction

Hydrops fetalis: Abnormal accumulation of fluid in the fetus which can be fatal. Excessive fluid leaves the blood and enters the tissues. It can have non-immune and immune (mother's immune system destroys fetal red blood cells). More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hydrops fetalis is available below.

Symptoms of Hydrops fetalis

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Causes of Hydrops fetalis

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Hydrops fetalis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hydrops fetalis: Rare Types

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Definitions of Hydrops fetalis:

Edema of the entire body due to abnormal accumulation of serous fluid in the tissues, associated with severe anemia and occurring in ERYTHROBLASTOSIS, FETAL. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hydrops fetalis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hydrops fetalis, or a subtype of Hydrops fetalis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hydrops fetalis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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