A severe form of anemia caused in a fetus or newborn infant by incompatibility with the mother's blood type, typically when the mother is rhesus negative and produces antibodies which attack rhesus positive fetal blood through the placenta.
- ‘In addition hemolytic disease of the newborn may be due to antibodies in other blood group system antigens.’
- ‘Both anti-C and anti-G are clinically significant antibodies capable of causing extravascular transfusion reactions and hemolytic disease of the newborn.’
- ‘Fetomaternal hemorrhage leads to alloimmunization of Rh D-negative mothers, resulting in an increased risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn.’
- ‘In England and Wales, about 500 fetuses develop haemolytic disease each year, and about 25-30 babies die from haemolytic disease of the newborn.’
- ‘While an assistant pathologist at the Hospital, she published papers on haemolytic disease of the newborn.’
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