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ABO isoimmunization hemolytic disease

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Isoimmunization hemolytic disease is a condition that occurs when a pregnant woman has an Rh-negative blood type and her fetus has an Rh-positive blood type. When the mother's and baby's blood mix, the mother's body produces antibodies to attack the baby's red blood cells. This can cause anemia, jaundice, and other serious health problems in the baby. Treatment typically involves administering a medication called Rh immune globulin to the mother during and after pregnancy to prevent the mother's body from producing antibodies.

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