Case Report

High Coombs test titers with no fetal anemia: value of middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity

  • Juan Piazze
  • Albana Cerekja
  • Antonella Giancotti
  • Anna Casadei
  • Renato La Torre
  • Ermelando Cosmi

Received Date: 29.10.2006 Accepted Date: 20.02.2007 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2007;8(1):80-84

Maternal Rh antibody titers increased progressively in a 26 yrs old black woman at her 4th pregnancy, but the stable and low MCA PSV suggested that the fetus did not develop anemia. Hemolysis did not occur. This case describes the ability of the MCA PSV in reflecting the not crossing-over of maternal antibodies to the fetus, even in the presence of high maternal anti-D antibodies titers.

Keywords: alloimmunization, fetal anemia, middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity