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Fetal ascites associated with ABO incompatibility: Case report and review of the literature

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
0002-9378
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
175
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9378(96)70057-1
Keywords
  • Abo Incompatibility
  • Fetal Ascites
  • Fetal Anemia
  • Isoimmunization
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract 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. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1996;175:1371-2.)

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