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What is Rh Disease?

What is Rh Disease?

  • Rh Disease: A disease that can occur when the mother's blood is not compatible with the fetal blood i.e. when an Rh-negative mother had a Rh-positive child. If the baby's blood is exposed to the mother's blood (through placenta, abortion, miscarriage, amniocentesis) the mother's body becomes sensitized and develops antibodies the Rh-positive blood. In future pregnancies, the mother's antibodies can attack the red blood cells of the unborn baby resulting in hemolytic disease. The severity of the disease is variable and can range from mild fetal anemia to severe anemia and even fetal death.

Rh Disease: Introduction

Types of Rh Disease:

Broader types of Rh Disease:

How serious is Rh Disease?

Complications of Rh Disease: see complications of Rh Disease

What causes Rh Disease?

Causes of Rh Disease: see causes of Rh Disease

What are the symptoms of Rh Disease?

Symptoms of Rh Disease: see symptoms of Rh Disease

Complications of Rh Disease: see complications of Rh Disease

Rh Disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rh Disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rh Disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rh Disease: Hematologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rh Disease.
Treatments for Rh Disease: see treatments for Rh Disease
Research for Rh Disease: see research for Rh Disease

Name and Aliases of Rh Disease

Main name of condition: Rh Disease

Other names or spellings for Rh Disease:

RhD hemolytic disease of the newborn, Rhesus D hemolytic disease of the newborn, RhD HDN, Rh (D) disease


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