Hemolytic disease of the newborn following maternal self-injection of blood

L. K. Wong, H. M. Jensen

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A teenage primigravida with no prior history of transfusion presented with anti-D, anti-C, and anti-E in her serum and subsequently developed anti-Fy(a). The infant had hemolytic disease of the newborn. The antibodies were provoked by the girl's self-injection of her partner's blood for emotional gratification. Clinicians and transfusion services should be aware that hemolytic disease of the newborn in a first pregnancy can be caused by self-inflicted maternal immunization. Close communication between clinicians and transfusion service is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Hematology


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