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Rhesus Pieces

  • Mark T. Friedman
  • Kamille A. West
  • Peyman Bizargity
  • Kyle Annen
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
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Abstract

A 25-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 1 (G2P1), at 37 weeks of pregnancy, who has not had any complications throughout the pregnancy, presents for a routine prenatal clinic visit. A type and screen sample (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA] anticoagulant) is submitted to the blood bank.

Keywords

ABO blood group Anti-D antibody Ceppellini effect Fisher-Race Rh antibodies Rh blood group Rh haplotypes Rh immune globulin Wiener 

References

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    Denomme GA, Westhoff CM. The Rh system. In: Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Hillyer CD, Westhoff CM, editors. Technical manual. 18th ed. Bethesda: AABB; 2014. p. 320.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark T. Friedman
    • 1
  • Kamille A. West
    • 2
  • Peyman Bizargity
    • 3
  • Kyle Annen
    • 4
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Icahn School of MedicineMount Sinai Health SystemNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Transfusion MedicineNational Institutes of Health Clinical CenterBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular & Human GeneticsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA

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