PHILIP LEVINE, M.D.; SILIK H. POLAYES, M.D.
The case to be reported is one of 12 (of which five were selected from the literature) recently cited in support of the hypothesis that the pregnant woman under certain conditions may be immunized by the products of conception; i.e., fetus or placenta.1 This hypothesis was offered by Levine and Stetson2 as an explanation for the origin of an atypical agglutinin with the properties of an immune antibody, observed in a pregnant woman never previously transfused. It was assumed that the patient, who had harbored a dead fetus for two months, was immunized by an agglutinogen in the blood or
LEVINE P, POLAYES SH. AN ATYPICAL HEMOLYSIN IN PREGNANCY1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1903–1908. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-10-1903
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(10):1903-1908.
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