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.

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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...

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...

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...
Severe jaundice. Affected newborns often have to stay extra days to receive phototherapy or even exchange transfusion. Read more...

How often is hemolytic disease of the newborn fatal?

Depends on form. Decades ago when i started rh hemolytic disease was often fatal during pregnancy & problamatic in newborns. Surviving infants often needed many exchange transfusions & had worrisome futures. Then a treatment called Rhogam came along & has ended that nightmare. In 26 yrs, I have transfused 1-2 ABO babies primarily for late stage anemia but had no fatalities. Rh disease is a problem without rx. Read more...
Very rare in US. Fatality from hemolytic disease of NB is not rare in developing countries, though. Read more...

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

Yes. Hemolytic disease of the newborn is a collection of disorders that involve circulating immune factors that attach to blood cells and lead to their premature distruction. Although they often produce jaundice as an early sign in the newborn period, they may continue the process of red cell breakdown and lead to jaundice or anemia without jaundice in the first month. Monitoring is needed for all. Read more...
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...

If my 2nd son had hemolytic disease of the newborn, what are the chances the rest of my babies will as well?

Depends. Hemolytic disease of the newborn, which is due to rh or ABO incompatibility, happens when the newborn's blood type is incompatible with the mother's, and the mother has passed antibody to the baby in utero. In ABO disease, the mother must be type o and the baby either a or b. In rh disease, the mother must be rh- and the baby rh+. So, subsequent risk depends on the fetus' blood type. Read more...
For normal child. Get vit k upon delivery as per any newborn routine care. It will decrease chances of hemolytic disease of newborn significantly. If you are concerned about hereditary disease i would recommend to pay a visit to a hematologist and genetics prior to become pregnant with the next child. Read more...

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

Yes. Hemolytic disease of the newborn, causing yellow skin and eyes (jaundice) with anemia, is most commonly due to a "set-up"--a blood type difference between mother and child. Blood types are caused by genes at the ABO and other loci (rhesus being most damaging), with o type or rh negative moms making antibodies to red blood cells of a or b or rh+ fetuses (if mom is o and fetus ab, baby switched), . Read more...
Testing for HDN. there is cord blood testing for this. It usually occurs with father with RH + and mother with RH negative testing.
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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...

Whats hemolytic disease of newborn?

Due to vItamIn k def. Due to vitamin k deficiency, newborn baby can have bleeding. That is why all babies receive vit k after birth. Read more...
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...