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Pregnancy / Fetus
"immune hydrops fetalis", "hemolytic disease of the newborn"
- lysis of fetal RBCs by maternal IgG antibodies
- at risk: caucasians (15%); blacks (6%); Asians (1%)
- anasarca (= skin edema)
- fetal ascites
- pleural effusion
- increased diameter of umbilical vein
- subcutaneous edema (skin thickness > 5mm)
- polyhydramnios (75%)
- pericardial effusion
Yong H. Hahn, MD - 2 February 1995
Last updated: 1 October 2013
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