Rh sensitization

Rh sensitization

A woman with a negative blood type (Rh negative) who has produced antibodies against her fetus with a positive blood type (Rh positive). The mother's body considered the fetal blood cells a foreign object and mounted an immune attack on it.
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The analyses were adjusted for maternal age, education and parity; smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy; gestational age; birth weight; and prenatal high-risk conditions (maternal anemia, intrapartum fever, preterm premature rupture of the membranes, excess amniotic fluid, diabetes, chronic hypertension, pregnancy-induced hypertension, renal disease, premature detachment of the placenta, placenta previa, bleeding of unknown cause, fetal growth restriction, Rh sensitization, postterm pregnancy and history of delivering a preterm or small-for-gestational-age infant).
Rh sensitization -- (HyperRHO[TM] S/D, Rho (D), Immune Globulin [Human]) and viral infections such as measles (rubeola)
The formation of Rh antibodies, known as Rh sensitization, has no immediate consequences.
To prevent Rh sensitization, physicians prescribe a dose of Rhophylac(R) to Rh-negative women between 28-30 weeks of pregnancy.