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In Rh disease of the newborn, maternal antibodies enter fetal circulation and destroy the red blood cells of the fetus. A mother with type O blood...

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1. In Rh disease of the newborn, maternal antibodies enter fetal circulation and destroy the red blood cells of the fetus. A mother with type O blood has anti-A and anti-B antibodies, but may have a dozen type A children without any problem at all. Ex- plain why. 2. Everyone should have a tetanus booster shot every 10 years. That is what we often call a “tetanus shot”. Someone who sustains a soil-contaminated injury should also receive a tetanus booster (if none in the past 10 years.) But someone who has symptoms of tetanus should get TIG, tetanus immune globulin. Explain the differ- ence, and why TIG is so important.
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1. Landsteiner and Wiener in 1940 reported that the surface of human red blood cells (RBC) contain a protein which is also found in Rhesus monkeys RBCs. So, it was termed Rh
factor or Rh antigen....

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