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How does the duffy antigen affect the unborn child or twins?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Can cause anemia!: Duffy fy(a) antigen can cause mild to severe anemia in fetuses whose mother has the relevant antibody. This can cause fetal hydrops (heart failure) and death, if severe and untreated.

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Last updated Dec 3, 2012

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