anti-D immunoglobulin

RHo(D) im·mune glob·u·lin

a globulin fraction of antibody, derived from human donors, specific for the most common antigen, Rho(D), of the Rh group; used to prevent Rh-sensitization of an Rh-negative woman after delivery of an Rh-positive fetus.

anti-D immunoglobulin

A preparation of human antibody (immunoglobulin) used to prevent a rhesus-negative woman from forming antibodies to fetal rhesus-positive red blood cells. The immunoglobulin is given after birth, miscarriage or abortion of a rhesus-positive fetus with the object of protecting any subsequent baby against attack by maternal antibodies. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Partobulin.
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Rhesus disease is uncommon these days because it can usually be prevented using injections of a medication called anti-D immunoglobulin.
If the mother is RHD negative, she'll be offered injections of anti-D immunoglobulin at certain points in her pregnancy when she may be exposed to the baby's red blood cells.
Prof Finn, in conjunction with Sir Cyril Clarke, discovered a new antibody, anti-D immunoglobulin, which protects children from the life-threatening disease.
NEW ORLEANS -- Numerous rheumatologic complaints are surfacing among a large cohort of women who were inadvertently infected with the hepatitis C virus through contaminated anti-D immunoglobulin.
Some 850 pregnant women who were given anti-D immunoglobulin to prevent Rh-factor incompatibility were infected because the blood product originated from a donor with jaundice.
Preventing rhesus disease Rhesus disease is uncommon these days because it can usually be prevented using injections of a medication called anti-D immunoglobulin.
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