A case of Rh isoimmunization: Should threatened first-trimester abortion be an indication for Rh immune globulin prophylaxis?

Vanessa D. Dayton, Deborah S. Anderson, John T Crosson, Stephen H. Cruikshank

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Abstract

Despite the recommended 28 weeks' gestation antenatal, postnatal, and postabortion prophylaxis with Rh immune globulin, residual Rh immunization still occurs in Rh-negative women. We describe a patient whose history suggests development of an anti-D antibody after first-trimester bleeding. To our knowledge, this is the first such case reported in the English literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Volume163
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

Keywords

  • Rh immune globulin, indications
  • Rh isoimmunization
  • bleeding, first trimester

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