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Rh incompatibility

Introduction: Rh incompatibility

Description of Rh incompatibility

Rh incompatibility (medical condition): A blood incompatibility disorder where the mother's blood type is not compatible with the fetus. This incompatibility results in antibodies ...more

Rh incompatibility: See also:

Rhesus isoimmunisation:
  »Introduction: Rhesus isoimmunisation
  »Symptoms of Rhesus isoimmunisation
  »Causes of Rhesus isoimmunisation
  »Treatments for Rhesus isoimmunisation

Rh incompatibility: Related Topics

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Rh incompatibility as a Disease

Rh incompatibility: Another name for Rhesus isoimmunisation (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Rhesus isoimmunisation
  »Symptoms of Rhesus isoimmunisation
  »Causes of Rhesus isoimmunisation
  »Treatments for Rhesus isoimmunisation

Rh incompatibility: Related Diseases

Rh incompatibility: Rh incompatibility is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Rh incompatibility

Some of the causes of Rh incompatibility are included in the list below:

  • Previous Rh+ baby - the condition can arise in a pregnancy due to an Rh incompatibility in a previous pregnancy.
  • Fetal bleeding - this exposes Rh+ blood to the mother's Rh- blood and causes antibody creation.
  • Conditions causing fetal bleeding into the mother's bloodstream:
    • Miscarriage - may cause rhesus isoimmunisation in a later pregnancy
    • Abortion - may cause rhesus isoimmunisation in a later pregnancy

Symptoms of Rh incompatibility (Rhesus isoimmunisation)

Some of the symptoms of Rh incompatibility incude:

Treatments for Rh incompatibility (Rhesus isoimmunisation)

Treatments for Rh incompatibility (Rhesus isoimmunisation) include:

  • Anti-D gamma globulin - given to the mother; this prevents the development of antibodies in the mother and is thus used preventively for any underlying cause that may cause antibody development during the pregnancy.
  • Early induced delivery
  • Premature induced delivery - for severe fetal anemia
  • Fetal blood transfusion
  • Newborn blood transfusion

Treatment of Rh incompatibility: For more treatment information about Rh incompatibility, see treatment of Rhesus isoimmunisation (Rh incompatibility)

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