erythroblastosis fetalis


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severe anemia in newborn babies

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In pediatrics, erythroblastosis fetalis, a condition causing antepartum or early postpartum death or severe brain-damaging jaundice is the result of an Rh-negative mother developing hemolyzing antibodies against her fetus' Rh-positive blood.
Kim Gun-shik of Tokyo Korean Christian Church in Japan and his wife was born with this same incompatibility of the Rh-negative blood group, or erythroblastosis fetalis.
An increase in amniotic fluid bilirubin concentration after 25 weeks indicates extensive hemolysis of fetal blood and potential erythroblastosis fetalis in which amniotic fluid bilirubin can reach ~10 mg/L (2,3).
Rh isoimmunization and its severe manifestation, erythroblastosis fetalis, are associated with intrauterine hemolysis, which leads to increases in amniotic fluid bilirubin concentrations (2) up to 9.
Analysis of bilirubin became critical when newborns with an Rh incompatibility to the mother were born with erythroblastosis fetalis and a rapidly developing hemolytic jaundice to be treated by exchange transfusion.