Therapeutic management of fetal anemia: review of standard practice and alternative treatment options.

@article{Papantoniou2013TherapeuticMO,
  title={Therapeutic management of fetal anemia: review of standard practice and alternative treatment options.},
  author={Nikos Papantoniou and Stavros K Sifakis and Aris Antsaklis},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={71-82}
}
Fetal anemia, mainly due to red cell alloimmunization, is still a significant cause of fetal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. The focus of current clinical research has shifted from an invasive approach to non-invasive management and treatment of affected pregnancies, and the progress in this field is associated with a major improvement in perinatal outcome. During the last 50 years, intrauterine red cells transfusion (IUT), fi rst via the intraperitoneal route and later directly to fetal… CONTINUE READING

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