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Abeer Fatimaabout 1 year ago
Types of Hydrops Fetalis
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Types of Hydrops Fetalis

Hydrops fetalis is a life-threatening antenatal disease. It is characterized by excessive build up of fluid in the body of the fetus. There are two types of hydrops fetalis: 1. Immune Hydrops Fetalis Immune hydrops fetalis occurs as a consequence of RH incompatibility. It is a preventable condition. It is also known as hemolytic disease of the newborn. 2. Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis: Almost 90% cases of hydrops fetalis are nonimmune type. It may occur due to congenital anomaly in the fetus that disable the processing of fluids in the newborn. Cardiac, pulmonary, and blood diseases are underlying causes of nonimmune hydrops fetalis. Reference: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007308.htm Image via: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/NON-IMMUNE-HYDROPS-FETALIS%3A-A-CASE-REPORT-Colney-Singh/38deaa2a3a76652c5e63a45983837d25b3c7eef3

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about 1 year ago

What is the treatment for this ? Also what regions is this most common? Is it genetic?

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