Neonatal outcomes of infants with ABO incompatibility | Abstract
Journal of Neonatal Biology

Journal of Neonatal Biology
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0897



Neonatal outcomes of infants with ABO incompatibility

Sarhan Alshammari

Background: ABO blood group incompatibility occurs in 15-20% of all pregnancies and 10% of those develop hemolytic disease. Transcutaneous bilirubin screening use is increasing but still not widespread.

Aims: To compare neonatal outcomes of DCT positive and DCT negative infants born to blood group O positive mothers to evaluate the effect of neonatal blood group on the severity of hemolysis and neonatal jaundice due to maternal-fetal ABO incompatibility. To investigate the value of transcutaneous bilirubin measurement and first serum bilirubin in predicting the development of significant hyperbilirubinemia later in the first few days in infants with ABO incompatibility. Methodology: One year retrospective review of infants with blood group A and B positive born to Blood group O positive mothers with gestational age of > 33 wks. at birth.

Published Date: 2020-09-16;