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Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia in infancy with anti-Kpb specificity.

Authors
  • Win, N
  • Kaye, T
  • Mir, N
  • Damain-Willems, C
  • Chatfield, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Vox sanguinis
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
71
Issue
3
Pages
187–188
Identifiers
PMID: 8912463
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) in infancy is rare. We report a case of AIHA in a male infant whose serum contained an antibody with apparent anti-Kpb specificity. Autoantibody with anti-Kpb specificity has been described in adults; to our knowledge, this is the first case of this kind described in infancy with AIHA. Clinical course and response to red cell transfusion are described.

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