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Rh Factor (Definition)

The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to ...Read more


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ANA 1:160 homogenous, anti ssDNA 42, normal Rh factor, ESR, anti dsDNA , neg HLA B27. Tests due to severe joint pain- is this indicative of lupus??

ANA 1:160 homogenous, anti ssDNA 42, normal Rh factor, ESR, anti dsDNA , neg HLA B27. Tests due to severe joint pain- is this indicative of lupus??

Might be.: These labs do not rule lupus out nor do they rule it in. I think your doc should keep looking and monitor your progress over time. Depending upon joints could represent parvovirus although that is just a wild guess. Your clinical picture and progress is most important. ...Read more

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Does the Rh factor affect an RA patient's ability to go into remission during pregnancy?

Does the Rh factor affect an RA patient's ability to go into remission during pregnancy?

Rh, RF: Rh is the positive or negative in blood type. Think o+, b-, ab -, etc. Rf is rheumatoid factor. Neither affects the possibility of the rheumatoid arthritis being more stable during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why would I be given Rh factor?

Why would I be given Rh factor?

Protect next child: If you are rh negative & your newborn rh positive, then you will develop antibodies against rh positive blood. If your next child is also rh positive these antibodies may cross the placenta causing a serious problem, hemolytic anemia. In that case your newborn will be very ill & may require many blood transfusions. Rh factor helps prevent you from developing these dangerous antibodies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rh factor?

What is the definition or description of: Rh factor?

See answer details.: The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to an rh positive child. ...Read more

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What is Rh factor and what is the causes of it?

What is Rh factor and what is the causes of it?

Part of blood: The rh factor is part of your red blood cells. They are a portion of the cell that mediates immune response. You received your rh factor when you were born. ...Read more

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Simplist terms possible, what Rh factor is?

Simplist terms possible, what Rh factor is?

An antigen: Rh factor is an antigen on the red blood cells which may induce specific antibodies which may destroy the blood cells. ...Read more

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What is an Rh factor?

What is an Rh factor?

Rh refers: To the rhesus factor . It is either present or absent on the surface of red cells, with positive being by far he more common. ...Read more

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What exactly is the Rh factor?

What exactly is the Rh factor?

A marker on Red: Blood cells. Red cells have a number of markers/antigens on their surface and one of thise is rh facotr. Rh has many subtypes, the one most people refer to is rh d. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more

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Where Rh factor is present exactly?

blood cells: This is a protein, inherited, which is one the surface of red blood cells it is an important component of blood typing and must be matched for donation to prevent reactions. ...Read more

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