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J Korean Pediatr Soc. 1979 Apr;22(4):306-312. Korean. Original Article.
Han DG , Lee C , Kim KY , Kim HK .
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

From Feb, 1977, through Aug. 1977, 100 venous blood samples obtained from women within 48 hr after delivery were examnied for fetomaternal transfusion by the Nierhaus acid elution technique. Blood smears were scanned at 100 high power field for enumeration of fetal erythrocytes. 1. The incidence of fetomaternal transfusion was 26% 2. The incidence of fetomaternal transfusion was the highest (39.1%) in mothers of blood type O, the lowerst(12%) in mothers of blood type B. 3. The incidence of fetomaternal transfusion was no correlation with gravidity, parity, numbers of abortion and induction of labor by pitocin. 4. The incidence of fetomaternal transfusion was higher in caesarean section and manual delivery of placenta than normal veginal delivery and sponeaneous delivery of placenta. 5. The incidence of fetomaternal transfusion was increased in case of low cord hemoglobin level.

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