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Peripartum factors predicting the need for increased doses of postpartum rhesus immune globulin.

Authors
  • Leyenaar, Laurina
  • Allen, Victoria M
  • Robinson, Heather E
  • Parsons, Margaret
  • Van den Hof, Michiel C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2010
Volume
32
Issue
8
Pages
739–744
Identifiers
PMID: 21050504
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

While there are recognized events that increase the risk for Rh(D) alloimmunization, multiparity, multiple gestation, and Caesarean section should be additional factors for consideration, especially with rising rates of CS. Adequate postpartum prophylaxis may be optimized by conducting routine screening for fetomaternal hemorrhage, especially when lower doses of Rh(D) immune globulin are administered.

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