Haemolytic disease of the newborn--the changing scene.

  • Linda Tovey
  • Published 1985 in British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology


Between 1950 and 1970 there was a steady decline in the number of infant deaths from rhesus haemolytic disease of the newborn in the Yorkshire Region but no decrease in the number of pregnant women with antibodies. Following the introduction of Rh prophylaxis in 1970, the number of pregnant women sensitized has decreased by 70% and the number of infant… (More)