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Rh incompatibility - series—Part 2

Part 2

Overview

If some of the fetus' blood passes into the mother's blood stream, her body will produce antibodies in response.

Review Date 2/16/2017

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.