Russell S. Miller

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Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT)

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) 1. What every clinician should know Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) can occur when a fetus inherits a paternal Human Platelet Antigen (HPA) that differs from the maternal antigen. Due to the fetal-maternal mixing of platelets, a specific antibody is formed that crosses the placenta, which may result in severe fetal thrombocytopenia.…

Twin twin gestations – mono/di

Monochorionic diamniotic twin gestations 1. What every clinician should know Monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twins are the product of a single fertilized ovum, resulting in genetically identical fetuses. If the ovum divides between 3 and 8 days after fertilization, MCDA twins are the result. MCDA twins are characterized by a single shared placental mass (monochorionicity) and…

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