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Fetofetal Transfusion (Twin Transfusion Syndrome) Summary

Description: Passage of blood from one fetus to another via an arteriovenous communication or other shunt, in a monozygotic twin pregnancy. It results in anemia in one twin and polycythemia in the other. (Lee et al., Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology, 9th ed, p737-8)

Also Known As: Twin Transfusion Syndrome; Cross Transfusion, Intrauterine; Cross-Transfusions, Intrauterine; Fetofetal Transfusions; Intrauterine Cross Transfusion Show All >>

Networked: 68 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 2 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Fetofetal Transfusion

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Twin twin transfusion syndrome : 1 outcome in 6 results : IBA
  2. Hemoglobins (Hemoglobin) : 8 results : IBA
  3. Carbon Monoxide : 6 results : IBA
  4. Messenger RNA (mRNA) : 2 results : IBA
  5. Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF) : 2 results : IBA
  6. Digoxin (Digitek) : 2 results : FDA 18 Generic
  7. TOPS : 2 results : IBA
  8. Steroids : 1 result : IBA
  9. Neodymium : 1 result : IBA
  10. Iron : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Fetofetal Transfusion

  1. Hydrops Fetalis (Fetal Edema)
  2. Premature Birth (Birth, Premature)
  3. Polyhydramnios
  4. Anemia
  5. Polycythemia (Erythrocytosis)
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Key Therapies for Fetofetal Transfusion

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  1. Laser Therapy (Surgery, Laser) : 1 outcome in 10 results
  2. Lasers (Laser) : 1 study in 5 results
  3. Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Light Coagulation : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Laser Coagulation : 7 results
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