rhesus disease

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Related to rhesus disease: erythroblastosis fetalis, rhesus factor

rhe·sus dis·ease

sensitization of the mother during pregnancy to Rh factor in fetal blood, leading to erythroblastosis fetalis.
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Lynne had been told during her two earlier pregnancies that her rare blood group -AB negative - meant she was at risk of Rhesus disease if her children did not share her negative blood type.
Rhesus disease is where a pregnant woman develops antibodies that can pass across the placenta and destroy her baby's blood cells.
Rhesus disease is rare because 85 per cent of people are Rh-positive.
Rhesus disease happens when the mother's blood is incompatible with her unborn baby's.
Rhesus disease occurs in about one in 100 cases of pregnant women, with Rhesus-negative mothers having babies with Rhesus-positive blood.
The injection is used now to reduce the risk of babies in future pregnancies developing potentially fatal rhesus disease.
He had developed rhesus disease so he "He had developed rhesus disease so he had to have phototherapy treatment in a cot had to have phototherapy treatment in a cot beside my bed.
In Liverpool, research on rhesus disease in the new-born has saved countless babies' lives.
In his blood plasma is the cure for Rhesus disease - which can cause severe anemia, resulting in brain damage or even death.
Jasmine developed rhesus disease because although her mum is rhesusnegative, the tot inherited rhesus-positive blood from dad Duncan, 33.
Consultant haemotologist Bob Brearly explained: "Donors of D negative blood save the lives of 'blue babies' with rhesus disease.
Four of her children had rhesus disease - believed to be the most sufferers in any one family - and were saved only by blood from donors.