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Care of the neonate with erythroblastosis fetalis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3148028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Erythroblastosis fetalis, hemolytic disease of the newborn, occurs when an isoimmunized mother produces antibodies that cross the placenta and cause hemolysis of fetal red blood cells. This hemolysis can be accompanied by severe anemia, ascites, pleural and pericardial effusions, congestive heart failure, and neurological damage with resultant perinatal mortality. Rh isoimmunization in pregnancy still occurs in spite of the advent of Rh immune globulin. This article describes the complex management and nursing implications associated with caring for the neonate with erythroblastosis fetalis.
P A Dunn; V Bhutani; S Weiner; A Ludomirski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    1988 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-18     Completed Date:  1989-04-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hemolytic / etiology
Erythroblastosis, Fetal / complications,  nursing*
Hyperbilirubinemia / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Respiration Disorders / etiology
Rh Isoimmunization / complications*

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