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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

pp 897-897

Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn

  • Jan W. GoochAffiliated with

Disease in which a baby is born with enlarged liver and spleen caused by efforts of these organs to destroy red blood cells damaged by maternal antibodies; mother is Rh-negative and baby is Rh-positive. Known also as Erythroblastosis Fetalis.

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