Rhesus isoimmunization after abortion.


Out of 177 Rh(D)-negative patients studied, 96 were successfully followed-up after spontaneous or therapeutic abortion. Rh antibodies were detected by the indirect Coombs test in two patients and by an enzyme technique only in a further seven, an overall incidence of 9.4%.The prophylactic use of anti-D immunoglobulin is now recommended for Rh-negative non-immunized patients undergoing abortion, but the dose could be less than 75 mug. The Kleihauer test was of no value in predicting the risk of isoimmunization.

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@article{Murray1971RhesusIA, title={Rhesus isoimmunization after abortion.}, author={Susie G Murray and Sarah L Barron}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1971}, volume={3 5766}, pages={90-2} }