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Management of anti-Rhesus-D antibodies in pregnancy: a review from 1994 to 1998

Cheong, Ying C., Goodrick, Jean, Kyle, Phillippa M. and Soothill, Peter (2001) Management of anti-Rhesus-D antibodies in pregnancy: a review from 1994 to 1998 Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, 16, (5), pp. 294-298. (doi:10.1159/000053931). (PMID:11509852).

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Intravascular as opposed to intraperitoneal transfusions were found to be the main method of transfusion in the later years in this study, a finding which was expected with improved sonographic equipment. Apart from this, management and prognosis of anti-D red cell isoimmunisation in pregnancy have remained relatively stable since the 1980s. Amniocentesis was useful in the management of such pregnancies, especially as an initial procedure in the cases with a lower initial anti-D level. In this series 90% of the fetuses requiring blood transfusion, but were without hydrops, survived, whereas this was about 70%, if they had become hydropic (this latter figure was reduced by 2 hydropic deaths before 20 weeks' gestation in the same very severely affected woman).

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Published date: 2001
Keywords: rhesus disease, fetal transfusion, anti-a


Local EPrints ID: 187875
ISSN: 1015-3837
PURE UUID: b19b0073-23d5-4adf-bbd9-a85dc2156c4d
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Author: Jean Goodrick
Author: Phillippa M. Kyle
Author: Peter Soothill

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