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Rhesus-Negative Mother

  • Richa Aggarwal
  • Amita Suneja
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Abstract

Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) secondary to rhesus alloimmunization was once a major contributor to perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, with the advent of anti-D immunoprophylaxis, the disease prevalence and the associated morbidity and mortality are markedly reduced with approximately 1–6 cases occurring every 1000 live births [1]. However, the disease is still a major problem in developing countries, including India with an estimated 56,700 cases of Rh-HDN occurring annually [2].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richa Aggarwal
    • 1
  • Amita Suneja
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUCMS and GTB HospitalDelhiIndia

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