Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2022 Apr 12;271:93-96. Epub 2022 Feb 12.
UCD Perinatal Research Centre, School of Medicine, University College Dublin, The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Fetal Medicine Department, The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Objective: Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn is characterized by fetal anemia, secondary to maternal alloantibody-mediated fetal erythrocyte destruction. Despite our reliance on intrauterine blood transfusion (IUT) to maintain severely affected pregnancies, it remains difficult to predict the fetal response to an infusion of donor blood. Our objective was to determine the daily rate of decline in fetal hemoglobin following one, two, and three transfusions. Read More