Erythroblastosis Fetalis

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Obstetrics & Human Development


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Erythroblastosis Fetalis Khathy Hoang Medical Terminology (Bio 33) Sect. 7008 Spring 2012 Prof. Baldwin Warning! Images in this presentation may not be suitable for all viewers. No images used are under any copyright restrictions.


Definition erythroblastosis fe·ta·lis n. A severe hemolytic disease of a fetus or newborn caused by production of maternal antibodies for fetal red blood cells, usually involving Rh incompatibility between the mother and fetus. Also called ABO hemolytic disease of newborn , congenital anemia , hemolytic disease of newborn , neonatal anemia , RH disease . The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN):

Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) Background History Key Questions Who is affected? What causes it? What happens?


Process Red Blood Cells Antigens Genes

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Causes & Symptoms Causes & Symptoms Causes & Symptoms Symptoms Anemia Jaundice Hydrops Fetalis Hepatosplenomegaly Affected Organs Heart Failure Stillborn Risk Postnatal problems asphyxia pulmonary hypertension pallor edema respiratory distress continued jaundice hypoglycemia

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Diagnosis Diagnosis Prenatal predictions Genetic predisposition Blood tests Treatment

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Diagnosis Treatment Early labor Fetal blood transfusions Cardocentesis Post-natal blood transfusions Phototherapy Oxygen Intravenous fluids


Prognosis Severity Monitoring Blood screening Statistics


Prevention Blood typing and often Implications for future pregnancies Practice for any pregancy

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Diagnosis Sources Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, UCSF Children’s Hospital, http://www.ucsfhealth. org/childrens/health_professionals/manuals/42_Hemol.pdf MIT clinical trials Neonatal Jaundice, 2005, Wingered, Chet. Unlocking Medical Terminology. Prentice Hall. 2012

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