Pediatrics Community
Fatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Erythroblastosis in One Fraternal Twin
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to allergies, behavior, developmental disorders, immunizations and vaccines, puberty, and any other pediatric health issues including brain, bone, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal and urological in adolescents, infants, newborns, and toddlers.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Fatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage and Erythroblastosis in One Fraternal Twin

I have been trying to solve this mystery about my twin brother's death. We were fraternal twins, not identical twins. Yet he died about two hours after birth from severe bilateral pulmonary hemorrhage. The death certification also said he had mild erythroblastosis. We both weighed about 6 pounds, 6 ounces, give or take a few ounces. I have heard of this combination in identical twins due to problems via the shared placenta, but fraternal twins, of course, are in separate placentas. What are the possible causes of my brother's condition that killed him?
4851940_tn?1385441629
It is probably because you and your twin did not share the same placenta that he died and you did not.

The pulmonary haemorrhaging is bleeding in the lungs.  
Briefly if the mother's body produces antigens that are not compatible with the baby then mother's antigens  see the baby as a foreign body.
If a mother has Rh-negative blood and her baby is Rh-positive then this is not compatible.
This condition can be detected during early pregnancy and a mother is usually given an injection so as her antibodies do not reject the baby.

The web link gives more accurate and detailed information with regard to erythroblastosis.

http://www.answers.com/topic/erythroblastosis-fetalis#ixzz2lslk6ehS
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pediatrics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Children's Health Answerers
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
803938_tn?1333809293
Blank
Ecologic
Salt Lake City, UT