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Fetal ascites associated with ABO incompatibility: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8942517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a pregnancy complicated by anti-B isoimmunization that resulted in fetal ascites, anemia, hepatomegaly, and polyhydramnios. A previous pregnancy in the same patient was complicated by neonatal ABO incompatibility. A review of the obstetric literature suggests that ABO incompatibility may cause severe fetal anemia, especially in patients with type O blood or a previous history of ABO incompatibility of the newborn.
R J Stiller; R Herzlinger; S Siegel; J C Whetham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  175     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1371-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bridgeport Hospital, CT 06610, USA.
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MeSH Terms
ABO Blood-Group System / immunology*
Ascites / etiology*
Blood Group Incompatibility / complications*
Fetal Diseases / etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Reg. No./Substance:
0/ABO Blood-Group System

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