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Rh Isoimmunization MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Rh Isoimmunization
Tree Number(s)
G09.188.114.750
G12.122.780
G12.186.750
Unique ID
D012203
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012203
Scope Note
The process by which fetal Rh+ erythrocytes enter the circulation of an Rh- mother, causing her to produce IMMUNOGLOBULIN G antibodies, which can cross the placenta and destroy the erythrocytes of Rh+ fetuses. Rh isoimmunization can also be caused by BLOOD TRANSFUSION with mismatched blood.
Entry Term(s)
Isoimmunization, Rhesus
Rh Sensitization
NLM Classification #
WH 425
Previous Indexing
RH-HR Blood-Group System (1966-1984)
See Also
Erythroblastosis, Fetal
Public MeSH Note
1985; for RH SENSITIZATION see RH-HR BLOOD GROUP SYSTEM 1980-2009
History Note
1985; for RH SENSITIZATION use RH-HR BLOOD GROUP SYSTEM 1980-2009
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1984/05/30
Revision Date
2021/03/04
Rh Isoimmunization Preferred
Rh Sensitization Related
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