Rhesus haemolytic disease

Selected papers and extracts

Editors: Clarke, Cyril A. (Ed.)

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Jaundice ofnewbom infants was described by several authors in the 17th century. The condition, however, was usually thought of as being similar to adult jaundice and due ro occlusion of the bile ducts by 'glutinous humours'. On the other hand, some writers reported on the fact that more than one consecutive baby was often affected, and there is a classic example of the disease in twins written by Louyse Bourgeois, the midwife of Marie de Medici, in 1609. It was not until early in the 20th century that it was realised that the common link between these familial cases was anaemia, and later still that this was of the haemolytic type. The breakthrough, in terms of an idea, came in 1938, when Darrow postulated that the baby's red cells were destroyed by an immune reaction on the part of the mother, the result of immunisation by paternal factors in the fetus. Shortly afterwards Wiener discovered an entirely new blood group system, 'Rh', and it was found that it was in­ compatibility within this system that was responsible for the vast majority of cases of haemolytic disease of the newborn.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • Icterus Gravis (Erythroblastosis) Neonatorum

    Darrow, Ruth Renter, M.D.

    Pages 3-37

  • Intra-Group Agglutination—Levine and Stetson

    Levine, Philip, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 39-40

  • An Agglutinable Factor in Human Blood Recognized by Immune Sera for Rhesus Blood

    Landsteiner, Karl (et al.)

    Pages 41-42

  • Hemolytic Reactions Following Transfusions of Blood of the Homologous Group, with Three Cases in which the same Agglutinogen was Responsible

    Wiener, Alexander S., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • The Role of ISO-Immunization in the Pathogenesis of Erythroblastosis Fetalis

    Levine, Philip, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhesus haemolytic disease
Book Subtitle
Selected papers and extracts
Editors
  • Cyril A. Clarke
Copyright
1975
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
C. A. Clarke
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-6138-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-6138-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-6140-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
313
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