Document Detail


Treatment of D alloimmunization in pregnancy with plasmapheresis and intravenous immune globulin: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25312036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The prevalence of D alloimmunization occurs between 0.15% and 0.4%. The anti-D can cross the placenta and cause hemolysis and fetal anemia. At present, a Doppler study of the middle cerebral artery allows the monitoring of the degree of fetal anemia. The treatment in cases of moderate to severe anemia in fetuses of less than 34-35 weeks of gestation is intrauterine transfusion via cordocentesis. However, with high titers of anti-D, in the absence of fetal anemia it is possible to modulate the maternal immune response by plasmapheresis and intravenous immunoglobulin administration. We present a case report of an Rh(D) alloimmunized pregnancy treated with plasmapheresis followed by intravenous immunoglobulin administration. We performed a caesarean section at 31 weeks, 5 days of gestation. The hemoglobin at birth was 13.8 g/dl and hematocrit 40.8%. Intrauterine transfusion was not necessary.
Authors:
Juan J Fernández Alba; Raquel León; Carmen González-Macías; Antonio Paz; Fabiana Prado; Luis J Moreno; Rafael Torrejón
Related Documents :
25231606 - Ramadan fasting and newborn's birth weight in pregnant muslim women in the netherlands.
25405676 - Pregnancy-specific skin disorders.
17610386 - Inflammation and schizophrenia.
25202436 - Oxidative stress-mediated aging during the fetal and perinatal periods.
1837356 - Prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies during the second trimester of pregnancy: their c...
22004666 - Placental plasmodium falciparum malaria infection: operational accuracy of hrp2 rapid d...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0502     ISO Abbreviation:  Transfus. Apher. Sci.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095653     Medline TA:  Transfus Apher Sci     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  The Quality of Prehospital Ischemic Stroke Care: Compliance with Guidelines and Impact on In-hospita...
Next Document:  The impact of clinical, demographic and risk factors on rates of HIV transmission. A population-base...