ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn

ABO he·mo·lyt·ic dis·ease of the new·born

erythroblastosis fetalis resulting from maternal-fetal incompatibility with respect to an antigen of the ABO blood group; the fetus possesses A or B antigen (or both), that is lacking in the mother, and the mother produces immune antibody, that causes hemolysis of fetal erythrocytes.
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The jaundice was felt to be due to ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn (mother O negative, newborn B negative, direct antiglobulin test positive) and was treated successfully by a 36-h regimen of phototherapy.