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 frequency of neonatal hemolytic disease and indirect hyperbilirubinemias related with Rh sensitization has decreased with widespread use of anti-D gamma globulin, and the importance of minor blood group (subgroup) incompatibilities has gradually increased (1, 2).
The company collects high quality human blood plasma, the vital raw material that allows Kedrion Biopharma to produce and distribute plasma-derived therapeutic products for use in treating and/or preventing serious diseases and conditions such as hemophilia, primary immune system deficiencies and Rh sensitization which can lead to hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
The causes of jaundice reported in the records were classified in the following way: Rh sensitization" was defined as jaundice in Rh- positive newborns with Rh - negative mothers.