Massive antenatal fetomaternal hemorrhage: evidence for long-term survival of fetal red blood cells

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Massive fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) can lead to life-threatening anemia. Quantification based on flow cytometry with anti-hemoglobin F (HbF) is applicable in all cases but underestimation of large fetal bleeds has been reported. A large FMH from an ABO-compatible fetus allows an estimation of the life span of fetal red blood cells (RBCs) in the maternal circulation.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)539-44
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

    Research areas

  • Adult, Cell Survival, Erythrocytes, Female, Fetal Blood, Fetal Hemoglobin, Fetomaternal Transfusion, Flow Cytometry, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Trimester, Third, Time Factors

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