Hydrops Diet

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Definition

Hydrops fetalis is a serious condition in which abnormal amounts of fluid build up in two or more body areas of a fetus or newborn.

See also: Erythroblastosis fetalis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are two types of hydrops fetalis: Immune and nonimmune. The exact cause depends on which form a baby has.

  • Immune hydrops fetalis is a complication of a severe form of Rh incompatibility. Rh compatibility causes massive red blood cell destruction, which leads to several problems,...
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