Current concepts in hemolytic disease and blood group incompatilibity Article

cited authors

  • Cherry, SH

fiu authors

abstract

  • The pathogenesis of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) is presented, followed by a discussion of the immune hematologic and obstetric factors determining the disease. The blood group systems and their relationship to HDN are reviewed in conjunction with a discussion of the obstetric management of such cases. Indications for Rh-gamma globulin prophylactic therapy are emphasized in particular.

publication date

  • December 1, 1980

start page

  • 454

end page

  • 460

volume

  • 47

issue

  • 5