PREVALENCE OF RHESUS TYPE AND ABO INCOMPATIBILITY IN JAUNDICED NEONATES

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Muhammad Irshad
Ameer Muhammad
Muhammad Hussain
Behram Khan
Nusrat Ali
Ashfaq Ahmad
Mohsin Hayat
Rahida Karim

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of Rh and ABO incompatibility in jaundiced neonates.Methodology: This hospital based descriptive study was conducted in Pediatrics Unit, Lady ReadingHospital Peshawar. A total of 200 neonates with clinically diagnosed jaundice were included in the study.Results: Out of 200 neonates 70% were male and 30%female. Majority of neonates 99.5% age was rangedfrom 0-10 days while only 0.5% neonate was 13 days. Out of 200 neonates, the frequency of ABOincompatibilityand Rh-incompatibility in jaundiced neonates in this study was 22.5% and 12.5%respectively. Out of the remaining 65.5% cases physiological jaundice was diagnosed in 40.5% neonates,prematurity in 15% neonates and G6PD in 9.5% neonates. Among 22.5% cases of ABO incompatibilityst nd there were 16.5% males and 6% females. Majority 15% presented on 1 day of life, followed by 3% on 2rd th th and 3 day of life respectively, 1% on 4 day, 0.5% on 5 day of life.Conclusion: Out of 200 neonates presented with jaundice, prevalence of ABO-incompatibility was found tobe 22.5% followed by Rh-incompatibility 12.5%

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Irshad M, Muhammad A, Hussain M, Khan B, Ali N, Ahmad A, Hayat M, Karim R. PREVALENCE OF RHESUS TYPE AND ABO INCOMPATIBILITY IN JAUNDICED NEONATES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 14 [cited 2022 May 26];25(3). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1167
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