ABO incompatibility

ABO incompatibility

ABO incompatibility is one of the diseases which can cause jaundice. It happens when a mother's blood type is O, and her baby's blood type is A or B.

ABO incompatibility is one of the diseases which can cause jaundice.

ABO incompatibility happens when a mother's blood type is O, and her baby's blood type is A or B. The mother's immune system may react and make antibodies against her baby's red blood cells. The consequences and treatment are similar to Rhesus disease.

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This page last reviewed 16 February 2016.
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