Blood transfusion for haemolytic disease as a cause of leukocytosis in the fetus.


We evaluated the effect of fetal intravascular transfusion (IVT) of leukocyte-poor red blood cells to correct fetal anaemia due to haemolytic disease on the fetal leukocyte count in 153 patients. Initial, mid-transfusion, and closing haematological studies were obtained when possible. The effect on leukocyte subsets was evaluated by the manual differential… (More)