erythroblastosis foetalis

erythroblastosis foetalis

a haemolytic disease of newborn children brought about when a rhesus negative mother produces a rhesus negative child (see RHESUS BLOOD GROUP). In late pregnancy, Rh- cells may pass into the mother who produces antigens which pass back across the placenta and adversely affect the child.
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A study of human placental growth with observations on the placenta in erythroblastosis foetalis. J Obstet & Gynaecol Br Emp 1959;66:885-96.
The determination of the frequency of blood groups in the region would not only help in blood transfusion services, but also reduce the risk of erythroblastosis foetalis in the neonates.
He had a past history of perinatal transfusion for Erythroblastosis foetalis during his childhood.