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High incidence alloantibody

Shaun Lawicki, Emily A Coberly, Laura A Lee, Mary Johnson, Quentin Eichbaum
BACKGROUND: The Kidd-null phenotype, Jk(a-b-), occurs in individuals who do not express the JK glycoprotein. Jk(a-b-) individuals can make an antibody against the Jk3 antigen, a high-incidence antigen present in more than 99.9% of most populations. This presents many challenges to the blood bank including identification of the antibody, masking of other antibodies, and how to provide transfusion support given the rarity of Jk3-negative blood products. Kidd antibodies may cause acute and delayed hemolytic reactions as well as hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)...
May 2018: Transfusion
Veera Sekaran Nadarajan
BACKGROUND: Antibodies to Mia , MUT, and Mur are among the most frequently identified alloantibodies in Southeast Asia. Understanding the characteristics of these antibodies in terms of induction and evanescence would aid in optimizing methods for their detection. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Antibody testing results between the years 2013 and 2015 with relevant patient demographic data and red blood cell (RBC) transfusion history were retrieved. Cumulative alloimmunization incidence and evanescence to MUT and Mur were estimated by Kaplan-Meier analysis in relation to the number of RBC units transfused and time...
May 2018: Transfusion
Elizabeth S Allen, Kshitij Srivastava, Matthew M Hsieh, Courtney D Fitzhugh, Harvey G Klein, John F Tisdale, Willy A Flegel
BACKGROUND: Haemopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplantation can cure sickle cell disease. Non-myeloablative conditioning typically results in donor-derived erythrocytes and stable mixed chimerism of recipient-derived and donor-derived leucocytes. Exposure to donor antigens from the HPC graft and new red cell antibodies induced by transfusion can lead to immunohaematological complications. We assessed the incidence of such complications among HPC transplant recipients with sickle cell disease...
November 2017: Lancet Haematology
Deepak Singhal, Monika M Kutyna, Rakchha Chhetri, Li Yan A Wee, Sophia Hague, Lakshmi Nath, Shriram V Nath, Romi Sinha, Nicholas Wickham, Ian D Lewis, David M Ross, Peter G Bardy, Luen Bik To, John Reynolds, Erica M Wood, David J Roxby, Devendra K Hiwase
Up to 90% of patients with a myelodysplastic syndrome require red blood cell transfusion; nevertheless, comprehensive data on red cell alloimmunization in such patients are limited. This study evaluates the incidence and clinical impact of red cell alloimmunization in a large cohort of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome registered in the statewide South Australian-MDS registry. The median age of the 817 patients studied was 73 years, and 66% were male. The cumulative incidence of alloimmunization was 11%...
December 2017: Haematologica
Xicohténcatl Ixtlapale-Carmona, Adriana Arvizu, Adrian De-Santiago, Norma González-Tableros, Mayra López, Natalia Castelán, Lluvia A Marino, Norma O Uribe-Uribe, Alan G Contreras, Mario Vilatobá, Luis E Morales-Buenrostro, Josefina Alberú
INTRODUCTION: Pretransplant donor-specific HLA alloantibodies detected with the Single Antigen Bead (SAB) assay reflect an increased risk for acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). We herein report the incidence of both acute AMR and acute cellular rejection (ACR) during the first year posttransplantation, in a cohort of kidney transplant recipients (KTR) of deceased donor (DD) grafts, according to their DSA status. Pretransplant DSA do not preclude DD-KT in negative CDC-XM recipients at our center...
February 2018: Transplant Immunology
Marianne E M Yee, Cassandra D Josephson, Anne M Winkler, Jennifer Webb, Naomi L C Luban, Traci Leong, Sean R Stowell, Ross M Fasano
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization occurs at a high frequency in sickle cell anemia (SCA) despite serologic matching for Rh (C/c, E/e) and K antigens. RBC minor antigen genotyping allows for prediction of antigens and RH variants that may lead to alloimmunization. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: RBC antigen genotyping was performed on chronically transfused pediatric SCA patients, using PreciseType human erythrocyte antigen (HEA), RHCE, and RHD BeadChip arrays...
November 2017: Transfusion
Stella H Khiew, Jinghui Yang, James S Young, Jianjun Chen, Qiang Wang, Dengping Yin, Vinh Vu, Michelle L Miller, Roger Sciammas, Maria-Luisa Alegre, Anita S Chong
Despite recent evidence of improved graft outcomes and safety, the high incidence of early acute cellular rejection with belatacept, a high-affinity CTLA4-Ig, has limited its use in clinical transplantation. Here we define how the incomplete control of endogenous donor-reactive memory T cells results in belatacept-resistant rejection in an experimental model of BALB/c.2W-OVA donor heart transplantation into C57BL/6 recipients presensitized to donor splenocytes. These sensitized mice harbored modestly elevated numbers of endogenous donor-specific memory T cells and alloantibodies compared with naive recipients...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
Patricia A R Brunker, Keerthana Ravindran, R S Shirey
Alloimmunization to red blood cell antigens is unpredictable and poorly understood. Patients who are negative for high-incidence antigens (HIAs) are at risk for developing the corresponding antibodies. Molecular methods can easily predict the lack of an antigen and thus, the risk of an individual to become immunized. We examined the prevalence and risk factors for HIA alloimmunization in patients at risk based on genotyping results. Genotyping using a molecular method (HEA BeadChip™, Immucor, Warren, NJ) was performed on all patient specimens referred for molecular testing over 45 months; serologic and clinical data were analyzed...
January 2017: Immunohematology
Ehsan Shahverdi, Mostafa Moghaddam, Fateme Gorzin
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine the frequency of occurrence of alloantibodies among pregnant women in Iran. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a prospective cross-sectional study, which was carried out in the immunohematology reference laboratory of the Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization in Tehran, Iran, in 2008 to 2015. Screening and identification of red blood cell (RBC) alloantibodies was done on the sera of 7340 pregnant females using the standard tube method and gel column agglutination technique...
January 2017: Transfusion
Flora Peyvandi, Pier M Mannucci, Isabella Garagiola, Amal El-Beshlawy, Mohsen Elalfy, Vijay Ramanan, Peyman Eshghi, Suresh Hanagavadi, Ramabadran Varadarajan, Mehran Karimi, Mamta V Manglani, Cecil Ross, Guy Young, Tulika Seth, Shashikant Apte, Dinesh M Nayak, Elena Santagostino, Maria Elisa Mancuso, Adriana C Sandoval Gonzalez, Johnny N Mahlangu, Santiago Bonanad Boix, Monica Cerqueira, Nadia P Ewing, Christoph Male, Tarek Owaidah, Veronica Soto Arellano, Nathan L Kobrinsky, Suvankar Majumdar, Rosario Perez Garrido, Anupam Sachdeva, Mindy Simpson, Mathew Thomas, Ezio Zanon, Bulent Antmen, Kaan Kavakli, Marilyn J Manco-Johnson, Monica Martinez, Esperanza Marzouka, Maria G Mazzucconi, Daniela Neme, Angeles Palomo Bravo, Rogelio Paredes Aguilera, Alessandra Prezotti, Klaus Schmitt, Brian M Wicklund, Bulent Zulfikar, Frits R Rosendaal
BACKGROUND: The development of neutralizing anti-factor VIII alloantibodies (inhibitors) in patients with severe hemophilia A may depend on the concentrate used for replacement therapy. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial to assess the incidence of factor VIII inhibitors among patients treated with plasma-derived factor VIII containing von Willebrand factor or recombinant factor VIII. Patients who met the eligibility criteria (male sex, age <6 years, severe hemophilia A, and no previous treatment with any factor VIII concentrate or only minimal treatment with blood components) were included from 42 sites...
May 26, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
László Muszbek, Éva Katona
Inherited deficiency of FXIII A subunit (FXIII-A) is a rare (1:2,000,000) but very severe bleeding diathesis. The incidence is much higher in communities where the practice of consanguineous marriage is combined with founder effect mutation. Because of the high risk of intracranial bleeding, life-long prophylaxis, preferably using FXIII concentrate, is mandatory. In FXIII-B subunit deficiency the bleeding diathesis is mild to moderate. FXIII deficiency is frequently associated with impaired wound healing. Women suffering from FXIII deficiency cannot carry pregnancies to term; in severe cases spontaneous abortion occurs in the first trimester...
June 2016: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
Peter T W Kim, Anthony J Demetris, Jacqueline G O'Leary
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review outlines the diagnosis, prevention strategies, and possible treatment options for acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). RECENT FINDINGS: Although rare, severe acute AMR (aAMR) usually occurs in patients with high mean fluorescence intensity despite serial dilutions or high-titer preformed class I donor-specific alloantibodies (DSA). The diagnosis is suspected when allograft dysfunction occurs with DSA, diffuse C4d staining, and a microvascular injury, and may be aided by the aAMR score...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Roberto de Oliveira Cruz, Mariza Aparecida Mota, Fabiana Mendes Conti, Ricardo Antônio d'Almeida Pereira, Jose Mauro Kutner, Maria Giselda Aravechia, Lilian Castilho
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and the rate of red blood cell alloimmunization in polytransfused patients. METHODS: A polytransfused patient was defined as having received at least 6 units of red cell concentrates during a 3-month period. The records of all patients (n = 12,904) who had received red blood cell units were examined retrospectively by searching the computer database at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil, over a 6-year period, between 2003 and 2009...
June 2011: Einstein
Yingzi Ming, Juan Hu, Qizhi Luo, Xiang Ding, Weiguang Luo, Quan Zhuang, Yizhou Zou
The presence of donor-specific alloantibodies (DSAs) against the MICA antigen results in high risk for antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) of a transplanted kidney, especially in patients receiving a re-transplant. We describe the incidence of acute C4d+ AMR in a patient who had received a first kidney transplant with a zero HLA antigen mismatch. Retrospective analysis of post-transplant T and B cell crossmatches were negative, but a high level of MICA alloantibody was detected in sera collected both before and after transplant...
2015: PloS One
Thomas Braschler, Cora Alexandra Vökt, Hein Hustinx, Thierry Peyrard, Laura Infanti, Andreas Buser, Andreas Holbro
BACKGROUND: Holley (Hy) is a high-incidence antigen of the Dombrock blood group system (ISBT 014), present in almost 100% of most populations and more than 99% of Blacks. Since anti-Hy is an extremely rare antibody, data on its clinical relevance and in particular on a possible hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) are scarce. CASE REPORT: The pregnant patient underwent two autologous whole blood collections at weeks 17 and 19 of gestation with cryopreservation...
March 2015: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
Yona Mbalibulha, Enoch Muwanguzi, Godfrey R Mugyenyi, Bernard Natukunda
OBJECTIVES: This study was undertaken to determine the distribution of ABO/RhD (rhesus D antigen) blood phenotypes, prevalence of anti-D alloantibodies, and the risk factors for alloimmunization among pregnant women in Kasese District, Western Uganda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid-containing plasma samples and serum samples were taken from pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic. The blood groups were identified using the microplate grouping method, while the presence of anti-D alloantibodies was detected by the indirect antiglobulin test (IAT)...
2015: Journal of Blood Medicine
Thomas Bachelet, Celine Nodimar, Jean-Luc Taupin, Sebastien Lepreux, Karine Moreau, Delphine Morel, Gwendaline Guidicelli, Lionel Couzi, Pierre Merville
Outcome of patients with transplant glomerulopathy (TG) is poor. Using B-cell targeting molecules represent a rational strategy to treat TG during chronic antibody-mediated rejection. In this pilot study, 21 patients with this diagnosis received four doses of intravenous immunoglobulins and two doses of rituximab (IVIG/RTX group). They were retrospectively compared with a untreated control group of 10 patients. At 24 months post-biopsy, graft survival was similar and poor between the treated and the untreated group, 47% vs...
May 2015: Clinical Transplantation
Farheen Karim, Bushra Moiz, Nausheen Kamran
BACKGROUND: Haemolytic disease of the fetus and the newborn [HDFN] is caused by incompatibility of maternal and fetal erythrocytes. Red blood cell alloimmunization is a well-known cause of HDFN. Due to heterogeneity of populations, the spectrum of alloimmunization varies around the world. This study aimed to determine the frequency of alloimmunization in pregnant women and to determine the risk of HDFN in our population. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: This was a descriptive study conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi...
February 2015: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Shamsuz Zaman, Rahul Chaurasia, Kabita Chatterjee, Rakesh Mohan Thapliyal
Background. Red blood cell (RBC) alloimmunization results from genetic disparity of RBC antigens between donor and recipients. Data about alloimmunization rate in general patient population is scarce especially from resource limited countries. We undertook this study to determine prevalence and specificity of RBC alloantibodies in patients admitted in various clinical specialties at a tertiary care hospital in North India. Methods. Antibody screening was carried out in 11,235 patients on automated QWALYS 3 platform (Diagast, Loos, France)...
2014: Advances in Hematology
Charlotte R Bell, Morag G Kerr, Philip R Scott, W Ivan Morrison, Helen Brown
BACKGROUND: Bovine Neonatal Pancytopenia (BNP) is a disease of calves characterised by bone marrow trilineage hypoplasia, mediated by ingestion of alloantibodies in colostrum. Suspected subclinical forms of BNP have been reported, suggesting that observed clinical cases may not represent the full extent of the disease. However to date there are no objective data available on the incidence of subclinical disease or its temporal distribution. This study aimed to 1) ascertain whether subclinical BNP occurs and, if so, to determine the incidence on an affected farm and 2) determine whether there is evidence of temporal clustering of BNP cases on this farm...
October 8, 2014: BMC Veterinary Research
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