Luban, Naomi L. C. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Transfusion Medicine, Children's Hospital, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Gaitatzes, Chrysanthe Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Barton, Aimee M. Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.
- Blood group nomenclature
- Risk of sensitization
- Diagnosis and management
- Rh immune globulin
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A condition in which red blood cells of the fetus become coated with an immunoglobulin (IgG) antibody [anti-Rh D antibody] of maternal origin which is directed against an antigen (Rh D antigen) of paternal origin that is present on fetal cells. See also: Antibody; Antigen; Immunoglobulin
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