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How can hemolytic disease of the newborn occur?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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