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Hydrops is seen in:

  • haemolytic disease of the newborn; usually a second or later pregnancy
  • twin to twin transfusion
  • haemoglobin Bart's disease - homozygous alpha0 thalassaemia
  • fifth disease - erythrovirus (parvovirus) type B19 infection
  • respiratory disease - cystic adenomatoid malformation, pulmonary hypoplasia, diaphragmatic hernia
  • cardiac failure, for example secondary to supraventricular tachycardia, arteriovenous malformation, congenital heart block, rhabdomyoma
  • chromosomal syndromes, including Turner's, and trisomies 13, 18 and 21

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