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How often is hemolytic disease of the newborn fatal?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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