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Anti-D immunoglobulin prophylaxis - are we doing enough?


Babies are still being affected by rhesus D haemolytic disease despite the introduction of anti-D immunoglobulin prophylaxis more than a decade ago. In 1983 at least 34 babies died from the disease in the UK1 and 600–800 rhesus D (RhD) negative pregnant women become sensitised each year.2 What can be done to prevent this unnecessary illness and death?

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