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Unformatted text preview: Build up of destructed RBCs in the foetal spleen If left untreated: progressive foetal anaemia ---- hydrops fetalis (fluid in serous compartments) ---- death Epidemiology 16% of the population is RhD negative (75% of whom have Rh positive babies) UK data Diagnosis Maternal blood type and paternal blood type (Rh + father with an Rh - mother creates blood group incompatibility) Doppler echo of foetal middle cerebral artery (MCA) ( predict anaemia in the foetus) If indicated, U/S can detect is there is any fluid in serous cavities of foetus (hydrops fetalis)...
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