Other conditions with symptoms similar to Rh sensitization during pregnancy

Other conditions that occur during pregnancy that cause symptoms similar to Rh sensitization include:

  • Problems caused by incompatibility with other blood type factors.
  • Fetal infections such as parvovirus B19, also known as fifth disease. Parvovirus B19 can be passed from a mother to her fetus and causes many of the same effects as Rh sensitization.
  • Internal bleeding, which can cause the fetus to lose a large amount of blood and result in problems similar to those seen during Rh sensitization.

Last Updated: October 22, 2009

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