Rho(D) Immune Globulin is a medicine given by intramuscular injection that is used to prevent the immunological condition known as Rhesus disease (or hemolytic disease of newborn). The medicine is a solution of IgG anti-D (anti-RhD) antibodies that bind to, and lead to the destruction of, fetal Rh D positive red blood cells that have passed from the fetal circulation to the maternal circulation. Therefore, in a Rhesus negative mother it can prevent sensitization of the maternal immune system to Rh D antigens, which can cause rhesus disease in the current or in subsequent pregnancies. With the widespread use of Rho(D) Immune Globulin, Rh disease of the fetus and newborn has almost disappeared. It can also be used in the treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in Rhesus positive patients.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhogam

RhoGAM Discussions

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    Will my IgA deficiency effect RhoGAM
    I am RH Negative, and also have IgA deficiency (auto-immune disorder) and due to have RoGAM shot this week. Do I have anything to worry about?
    Terrilynn7755- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in RhoGAM
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    RhoGam Ingredients/Side Effects?
    My doctor wants me to have a RhoGam shot because I have RH negative blood and I am 6 months pregnant. What exactly is RhoGam made from and what are th - 22% more...
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