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).
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Symptoms of Hydrops fetalis
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symptoms of Hydrops fetalis
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Hydrops fetalis: Complications
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Causes of Hydrops fetalis
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causes of Hydrops fetalis
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Hydrops fetalis: Rare Types
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Clinical Trials for Hydrops fetalis
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Types of Hydrops fetalis
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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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