[RH and ABO incompatibility in newborns treated in a pediatric hospital].Wiad Lek 1993; 46(17-18):644-50WL
A clinical analysis is presented of 85 cases of serological incompatibility in newborns hospitalized in neonatal diseases department within 7 years. In 35 newborns Rh incompatibility was diagnosed including 24 with the presence of anti-D antibodies, and in eight newborns antibodies were found against other Rh antigens. In 53 newborns AB0 incompatibility was diagnosed, and the overwhelming majority of mothers had 0 blood group and almost 70% of the newborns has A blood group. In all newborns pathological jaundice occurred. Among newborns with Rh incompatibility prematurity, birth weight below 2500 g, perinatal complications and low Apgar score were more frequently found. Almost 80% of the newborns with Rh incompatibility and over 60% of the newborns with AB0 incompatibility showed signs of infection, and bacterial sepsis was most frequently diagnosed.