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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




Journal article


Transfus Med

Publication Date





305 - 306


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