Rhesus disease Care and supportYour essential guide to social care About social care Choosing care services Social care assessments NHS continuing care Mental capacity Home care Care homes Breaks from caring Carers' rights Young carers All louis vuitton neverfull initials care and support topicsServices near youSee what the NHS offers Choose the right service is a condition where antibodies in a pregnant woman's blooddestroy her baby's blood cells.
It's also known ashaemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn (HDFN). doesn'tharm the mother, but it can cause the baby to become anaemic and develop jaundice. Read aboutthe signs of rhesus disease in a baby. What causes rhesus disease? only happens when the mother has rhesus negative blood (RhD negative) and the baby in her womb has rhesus positive blood (RhD positive). The mother must have also been previously sensitised to RhD positive blood. If sensitisation occurs, the next time the woman is exposed to RhD positive blood, her body produces antibodies immediately. If she's pregnant with an RhD positive baby, the antibodies can louis vuitton shoes canada cross the placenta, causing rhesus disease in the unborn baby. The antibodies can continue attackingthe baby's red blood cells for a few months after birth. All women are offeredblood tests as part of their antenatal screening to determine whether their blood is RhD negative or positive. If the mother is RhD negative, she'll be offered injections of anti D immunoglobulin at certain points in her pregnancy when she may be exposed to the baby's red blood cells. This anti D louis vuitton shoes bloomingdales immunoglobulin helps to remove the RhD foetal blood cells before they can cause sensitisation. If a woman has developed anti D antibodies in a previous louis vuitton waffeleisen amazon pregnancy (she's already sensitised) then these immunoglobulin injections don't help. The pregnancy will be monitored more closely than usual, as will the baby after delivery. Read more about preventing rhesus diseaseand diagnosing rhesus disease. Treating rhesus disease If an unborn baby does develop rhesus disease, treatment depends on how severe it is.
A blood transfusion to the unborn baby may be needed in more severe cases. In other cases, it could lead to brain damage,learning difficulties, deafnessand blindness. However, treatment is usually effective and these problems are uncommon.
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