rhesus disease


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Related to rhesus disease: erythroblastosis fetalis, rhesus factor

rhe·sus dis·ease

sensitization of the mother during pregnancy to Rh factor in fetal blood, leading to erythroblastosis fetalis.
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Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and Rhesus disease of the newborn: Incidence and impairment estimates for 2010 at regional and global levels.
Lynne had been told during her two earlier pregnancies that her rare blood group -AB negative - meant she was at risk of Rhesus disease if her children did not share her negative blood type.
Rhesus disease is where a pregnant woman develops antibodies that can pass across the placenta and destroy her baby's blood cells.
Rhesus disease is rare because 85 per cent of people are Rh-positive.
Rhesus disease happens when the mother's blood is incompatible with her unborn baby's.
The technique has been designed to help pregnant women with Rhesus disease, which occurs when the mother's immune system reacts against her baby's blood type.
The condition, known as rhesus disease, affects one in 1,500 pregnant women and causes the baby to become anaemic which can lead to heart disease and death.
The injection is used now to reduce the risk of babies in future pregnancies developing potentially fatal rhesus disease.
He had developed rhesus disease so he "He had developed rhesus disease so he had to have phototherapy treatment in a cot had to have phototherapy treatment in a cot beside my bed.
In Liverpool, research on rhesus disease in the new-born has saved countless babies' lives.
In his blood plasma is the cure for Rhesus disease - which can cause severe anemia, resulting in brain damage or even death.
Jasmine developed rhesus disease because although her mum is rhesusnegative, the tot inherited rhesus-positive blood from dad Duncan, 33.