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Why does erythroblastosis fetalis only occur due to Rh factors?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Misconception

It is a misconception that erythroblastosis fetalis can only occur in rh negative moms who carry a Rh pos baby.
Mom can develop antibodies against a variety of other components of the human blood system that can cause erythroblastosis in the baby - fortunately these conditions are rare.

In brief: Misconception

It is a misconception that erythroblastosis fetalis can only occur in rh negative moms who carry a Rh pos baby.
Mom can develop antibodies against a variety of other components of the human blood system that can cause erythroblastosis in the baby - fortunately these conditions are rare.
Dr. Peter Baumann
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