Also at risk are those who had a blood transfusion or a blood product like Rhogam
before 1992, obtained a tattoo outside of a licensed facility, or injected or snorted drugs -- even only once.
The drug is called RhoGAM
(Rho(D) Immune Globulin or MICRhoGAM.
Karon: Kernicterus has been around for centuries, though interest in this waned significantly in the 1970s and 1980s after the routine introduction of RhoGAM
to prevent alloimmunization of Rh-negative mothers.
o](D) Immune Globulin (Human) RhoGAM
Ultra-Filtered PLUS (300 [micro]g) (1500 IU).
Anyone who is RH negative will be given a rhogam
Yet thimerosal-containing Hepatitis B vaccine, RhoGam
, and flu shots given to pregnant women all result in prenatal or newborn exposures to children.
If she is Rh negative and the male partner's Rh factor is positive or unknown, the patient should be given RhoGAM
She was injecting individuals with methytraxate or rhogam
, substances used to induce abortions," Assistant Ocean County Prosecutor Robert Gasser told Asbury Park Press.
Redwood had received two thimerosal-containing injections of RhoGam
while pregnant because her blood was Rh negative.
If testing indicates that a mother needs a Rhogam
injection but does not get one, she could develop antibodies that could injure or even kill the next baby to whom she gives birth.
In 1968, RhoGAM
was commercially released by Ortho Pharmaceutical Company, and Baylor stopped supplying its own product.
The latest and strongest explanation is that the autistic spectrum of disorders may be caused by mercury poisoning from a number of sources including the mother's amalgam fillings, RhoGam
given at 28 weeks gestation to Rh Negative mothers, diet, and the ethyl mercury in the vaccines.