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Hydrops fetalis due to ABO incompatibility


Antenatal haemolysis in association with ABO incompatibility occurs very rarely. Two cases of hydrops fetalis in black infants caused by anti-B haemolysins are reported. The greater severity of ABO incompatibility in black African peoples may have important implications for antibody screening in this ethnic group.

  • ABO incompatibility
  • hydrops fetalis
  • black Africans

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