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A baby was readmitted to the hospital 3 days after delivery when she developed jaundice. At admission, the direct antiglobulin test was also found to be positive. The baby required emergency exchange transfusion. A strongly reacting IgG anti-Ce (Rh7) was found in the serum of the mother. Severe haemolytic disease of the newborn due to anti-Ce is very rare. The mother's serum had been screened and found negative for red cell antibodies at 16 weeks gestation but the test was not repeated later in pregnancy when this antibody might have been detected.

Original publication

DOI

10.1046/j.1365-3148.2000.00268.x

Type

Journal article

Journal

Transfus Med

Publication Date

12/2000

Volume

10

Pages

305 - 306

Keywords

Adult, Anemia, Hemolytic, Congenital, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Isoantibodies, Maternal-Fetal Exchange, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Trimester, Second, Pregnancy Trimester, Third, Rh-Hr Blood-Group System, Serologic Tests