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I've tested positive for unusual antibody anti-Kidd

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January 23rd, 2007, 12:34 PM
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apparently it has implications for baby - can cross placenta and attack red blood cells of fetus and could cause anemia (hemolytic disease of newborn) - i was either born with it or got from transfusion. Im having a hard time finding anything on this online although I know i need to be treated like an rh sensitived pregnancy. my titer level is very low but trying to figure out how accurate ultrasound will be to detect the anemia bf gets dangerous. anyone who has any experience here I would much appreciate. apparently very rare.
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January 30th, 2007, 03:16 AM
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i have the d antibody (though sometimes c and e show up) so it may not be exactly the same but heregoes..

my little girl was positive. my antibodies were quite low at the start, but then started doubling. the ultrasounds check general health, and measure the blood flow in one of the ?arteries in the brain. the theory seems to be that this flow increases as the baby becomes more anaemic and blood is diverted to the brain.
i found i knew when she was becoming anaemic as she moved less and less and seemed to be ill. the ultrasound confirmed what i sort of knew.

i had two intauterine transfusions, the first was at about 28 weeks. she was born at 33 weeks by c section as she was becoming anaemic again, and the advantage of getting her out was greater than keeping her in. she was breathing on her own and had 2 replacement transfusions within her first few days. she left special care after 10 days as she was doing so well.

now a year old, and having great fun.

i know what you mean about a lack of information. i found once my antibody levels had reached a certain point, i got referred to specialists who knew what they were talking about, and it all got easier.

hope this helps, feel free to ask anything else

hugs, maria.
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