Anti-U and haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.

@article{Smith1998AntiUAH,
  title={Anti-U and haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.},
  author={Graeme HM Smith and Peter Knott and J. M. Rissik and Jorge Ruiz de la Fuente and Nay yee Win},
  journal={British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={105 12},
  pages={
          1318-21
        }
}
The red cell alloantibody, anti-U, is uncommon but is a recognised cause of haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. We describe six pregnancies complicated by the presence of maternal anti-U, and review nine other well-documented cases. In these 15 cases severe haemolytic disease occurred only with titres of > or = 1/512, and titres as high as 1/4000 were not necessarily associated with significant haemolysis. We recommend that an anti-U titre of > or = 1/128 or more at > or = 17 weeks of… CONTINUE READING
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