Incompatible Fetomaternal Transfusion with Maternal Intravascular Lysis

Authors

  • L. Glasser,

    1. Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine, Altanta, Georgia
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      Lewis Glasser, M.D., Director of Clinical Laboratories, Grady Memorial Hospital, 80 Butler Street, S.E., Atlanta, Ga. 30303; Associate Professor of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine.

  • J. H. West,

    1. Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine, Altanta, Georgia
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      John H. West, M.D., Fellow in Hematology, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

  • R. M. Hagood

    1. Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University School of Medicine, Altanta, Georgia
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      Richard M. Hagood, M.D., Clinical Instructor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine.


Abstract

Trauma and abruptio placentae with delivery of a stillborn infant at 36 weeks' gestation was followed by a fetomaternal transfusion of ABO incompatible erythrocytes, and maternal hemoglobinemia and hemoglobinuria. Fetal hemoglobin was demonstrated in the maternal plasma and urine by electrophoresis and alkali denaturation. The mother had a benign postpartum course.

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