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* diff btw hydrops fetalis/ erythroblastosis fetalis
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  dr_aq - 11/22/10 23:46
 
  can anyone explain briefly? are these 2 the same?  
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* Re:diff btw hydrops fetalis/ erythroblastosis feta
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  crackstep - 11/23/10 00:41
 
  Hydrops fetalis is the name of a condition or symptom. It is not a disease in and of itself, but rather a complication of other conditions. Hydrops fetalis is an abnormal collection of fluid in at least two different fetal compartments. These compartments or spaces can be fluid collection in the abdominal cavity (ascites), around the heart (pericardial effusion), and/or lungs (pleural effusion), or generalized edema or swelling of the skin and throughout the body (anasarca), as well as polyhydramnios (excess amniotic fluid) and placental thickening.

Hydrops can be divided into two major categories or types: immune hydrops - also called erythroblastosis fetalis - and non-immune hydrops.

Erythroblastosis fetalis is a complicated process that takes place between the baby's blood and the mother's blood. If a mother is Rh negative and her baby is Rh positive, the mother's body can react to the Rh positive factor in her baby's blood as if it were a foreign body, such as a virus. The mother's body will make antibodies to attack this foreign body. These antibodies will destroy the baby's blood cells.
 
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* Re:diff btw hydrops fetalis/ erythroblastosis feta
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  dr_aq - 11/23/10 00:43
 
  thanx a million...i looked it up everywhere but was still confused...now its clear  
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* Re:diff btw hydrops fetalis/ erythroblastosis feta
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  crackstep - 11/23/10 00:44
 
  you are most welcome! :)
 
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* Re:diff btw hydrops fetalis/ erythroblastosis feta
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  brandonwray71 - 09/04/11 21:07
 
  thank you  
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* Re:diff btw hydrops fetalis/ erythroblastosis feta
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  brandonwray71 - 09/04/11 21:08
 
  screw wikipedia I am going to start using USMLE forum it is straight to the point no bullcrap thanks Dr aq  
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