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How often is hemolytic disease of the newborn fatal?

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How often is hemolytic disease of the newborn fatal?

Very rare in US: Fatality from hemolytic disease of NB is not rare in developing countries, though. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Whats hemolytic disease of newborn?

Whats hemolytic disease of newborn?

Different blood type: Hemolytic disease of newborn is caused by different blood types in mom and baby. Classically, mom is rh negative (a- or o-, etc). The baby is rh positive. Mom then make rh antibodies that cross over to the baby and cause breakdown of the red blood cells. This can make the baby very sick. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hemolytic disease of newborn?

What is the treatment for hemolytic disease of newborn?

Various: Hemolytc disease can be mild and treated with bili lights. In extreme cases, it may be picked up early in pregnancy from an antibody screen. If positive, the antibody is identified. If a concerning antibodies present, the blood counts of the baby will be followed closely. Intrauterine transfusions may be required in these rare instances. ...Read more

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How can hemolytic disease of the newborn occur?

How can hemolytic disease of the newborn occur?

Antibodies: Mom has an antibody against an antigen that baby has on the red cells acquired from dad. The antibody crosses the placenta. Rhogam has done wonders to prevent antibodies against rh/d from causing the devastating illness that used to be common. ...Read more

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Are there any major complications to hemolytic disease of the newborn on the baby?

Yes: Hemolytic disease of the newborn can result in significant jaundice and/or anemia, either of which may require emergency medical intervention. Even when the jaundice subsides, the infant is at risk for anemia for the first several weeks of life. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemolytic disease of newborn?

What are the tests for hemolytic disease of newborn?

Test for mom/baby: The baby will get test like coombs testing, hemoglobin or cbc, bilirubin tests and reticule yet counts. The coombs tests shows that an antibody is cause the hemolysis. The antibody specificity can be determined by additional tests. These antibody levels can be measured in mom and baby. Most of these antibodies will cause hemolysis. Some can cause decreased RBC production in the baby. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic test for hemolytic disease of the newborn?

Is there a genetic test for hemolytic disease of the newborn?

Functional v genetic: It is only minimally a genetic issue, based on blood group type which is readily found by decades old tests. The primary HDN is related to Rh factor & seen if mom is Rh neg while dad is Rh pos & easily detected & avoided when properly managed. No other Rh pairing causes a problem. ABO blood group incompatibility produces minor HDN is some cases which is easy to manage. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with hemolytic disease of newborn?

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Early jaundice: Given ABO incompatibility is the predominant cause for 'hemolytic disease of the newborn' nowadays, jaundice developing within 24 hours from birth is the only sign. ...Read more

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What are the causes of group b strep disease in babies?

What are the causes of group b strep disease in babies?

Group B strep germ: This is a germ that is commonly found in the digestive tract.It rarely causes problems for older kids or adults although occasional UTI's are seen in some women. About 1/3 of women will carry it in their genital tract during pregnancy.If the germ gets up to baby after the membranes rupture, or is acquired during delivery, it can cause pneumonia or blood poisoning in the newborn or meningitis later ...Read more

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Does the possibility of an unborn baby getting antibodies c&d, (hemolytic disease of the newborn) increase with each pregnancy?

HDN: With each pregnancy the mother increases her chances of developing antibodies which can in turn cross the placenta and harm the fetus. ...Read more

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What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?

What is the etiologic agent, mode of transmission, source of infection, and period of communicable of emphysema?

See below: Emphysema is not an infectious disease. It is caused by smoking, long-term uncontrolled asthma, occupational and other exposures or may be inherited. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the three classifications of hemolytic disease of the newborn?

Can you clarify?: The three most common blood group systems to cause hemolytic disease of the newborn are rh (usually d antigen, sometimes others), ABO (more common but less troublesome) and kell, though others can do it as well. Was this your question? If not, please write back. ...Read more

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Does the age of a child affect the severity of kawasaki disease?

Does the age of a child affect the severity of kawasaki disease?

Possibly: Kawasaki disease has an unknown cause. It can actually cause a "heart attack" in some kids. I had several cases of the disease and one boy had an abnormal ekg. I found that the disease quickly disappeared when i treated these kids with a very high powered organic vitamin. I passed this information on to a professor of pediatrics at a university. He thought that i was crazy! ...Read more

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What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

What is the incidence of infectious disease in the U.S.?

Which infectious: disease.? Check CDC site for information one various infectious diseases ...Read more

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What is the frequency of huntington disease in the population?

What is the frequency of huntington disease in the population?

Huntingtons frequenc: The prevalence of Huntingtons disease is about 5 for every 100,000 people in the world. ...Read more

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Please tell me the dangers of hemolytic disease of the newborn (abo)?

Usually mild: Most of these kids have a brief issue with moderate elevations in bilirubin in the first first few days, but may face anemia days and weeks down the road.I remember a single ABO kid needing a transfusion at 6 weeks when this issue arose in 3 decades as a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of hemolytic disease of the newborn happen a week after birth?

Can symptoms of hemolytic disease of the newborn happen a week after birth?

HDN: The process of hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) starts soon after birth, however the symptoms (mainly jaundice) may not be detected if clinicians do not maintain a high index of suspicion. HDN due to Rh incompatibility is very rare in the US, but ABO incompatibility should be suspected whenever the mother has type O blood and the baby has either type A or B blood and there jaundice. ...Read more

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Which is the cause of polycythemia vera in infants of diabetic mothers?

Which is the cause of polycythemia vera in infants of diabetic mothers?

Polycythemia: Because blood sugar may be elevated in diabetic mothers, the blood cells become more viscous and can cause polycythemia in the newborn. Also if the cord isn't cut for three minutes, polycythemia may result. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of child known case of G6bd deficiency diagnosed with kawasaki disease?

What is the treatment of child  known case of G6bd deficiency diagnosed with kawasaki disease?

Complex: Children with Kawasaki disease are treated with IVIG (immunoglobin)and initially, high dose aspirin.Having G6PD deficiency complicates things a bit because high dose aspirin therapy can cause a severe hemolytic anemia. Still, high dose aspirin therapy would more than likely be initiated, but intensely close monitoring for the development of hemolysis would be employed.Stopping the Rx stops hemolys ...Read more

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What is the incidence of liver disease?

What is the incidence of liver disease?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease - some primarily from the liver, some secondary to causes elsewhere. ...Read more

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