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Red cell autoantibody

Marzieh Tavakol, Seyed Alireza Mahdaviani, Mir Reza Ghaemi, Mohammad Vaezi, Atosa Dorudinia, Hamidreza Jamaati, Ali Akbar Velayati
Good's syndrome, the adult onset hypogammaglobulinemia associated with thymoma has been explained about six decades ago. It generally presents with recurrent infections and several paraneoplastic syndromes including myasthenia gravis, pure red cell aplasia, connective tissue disorders, superior vena cava, Horner's syndrome, lichen planus and inflammatory bowel disease. Lack of B cell, dysfunction of T cell, CD4+ T cell lymphopenia, reversed CD4/CD8+ T cell ratio, autoantibodies against Th17 related cytokines have been respected as the pathogenesis of the immune dysregulation this syndrome...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Ayesha Majeed Memon, Farheen Karim
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is a form of hemolytic anemia in which red cells lysis occurs due to presence of an autoantibody. Association of AIHA is well known with lymphoproliferative disorders, especially with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. However, AIHA in association with Hodgkin's lymphoma is seen occasionally. Of the AIHA associated with Hodgkin's lymphoma, most are of warm type or mixed type. Cold AIHA, as seen in our case, is very rare in Hodgkin's lymphoma.
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Lucy Fox, Solomon J Cohney, Joshua Y Kausman, Jake Shortt, Peter D Hughes, Erica M Wood, Nicole M Isbel, Theo de Malmanche, Anne Durkan, Pravin Hissaria, Piers Blombery, Thomas D Barbour
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) arises in a variety of clinical circumstances with the potential to cause significant dysfunction of the kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract and heart. TMA should be considered in all patients with thrombocytopenia and anaemia, with an immediate request to the haematology laboratory to look for red cell fragments on a blood film. Whilst TMA of any aetiology generally demands prompt treatment, this is especially so in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS), where organ failure may be precipitous, irreversible and fatal...
February 8, 2018: Nephrology
Carolina B Bub
Dithiothreitol (DTT), a reducing reagent, has multiple applications in blood bank testing. DTT disrupts the bridging of the disulfide bonds between amino acid residues necessary for structural conformation of some proteins and the bonds holding an IgM molecule in the pentameric formation. DTT treatment of red blood cells (RBCs) can denature or modify certain blood group antigens-in particular, those in the Kell, Lutheran, YT, JMH, LW, Cromer, Indian, Dombrock, and Knops systems-and prevent recognition by the corresponding antibodies...
December 2017: Immunohematology
H M Hamer, E A Beckers, Y M Henskens
Haemolytic anaemia is the result of an abnormal breakdown of red blood cells. The direct antiglobulin test (DAT), also known as the direct Coombs test, can be used to determine the cause of the haemolysis. The DAT distinguishes between immune and non-immune causes of haemolysis. However, the DAT should not be used in screening for haemolysis. When the DAT is performed without an indication for in vivo haemolysis, there is a high risk of false-positive results. To increase the specificity of the DAT, the eluate can be tested to determine the specificity of the autoantibodies...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Sanne M Meinderts, Per-Arne Oldenborg, Boukje M Beuger, Thomas R L Klei, Johanna Johansson, Taco W Kuijpers, Takashi Matozaki, Elise J Huisman, Masja de Haas, Timo K van den Berg, Robin van Bruggen
Red blood cell (RBC) clearance is known to occur primarily in the spleen, and is presumed to be executed by red pulp macrophages. Erythrophagocytosis in the spleen takes place as part of the homeostatic turnover of RBCs to remove old RBCs. It can be strongly promoted by immunoglobulin G (IgG) opsonization of RBCs, a condition that can occur as a consequence of autoantibody or alloantibody formation. The purpose of our study was to investigate which phagocytes are involved in IgG-mediated RBC clearance in the human spleen...
June 13, 2017: Blood Advances
Megan Mullins, Xiaohui Jiang, Lauren C Bylsma, Jon P Fryzek, Heidi Reichert, Evan C Chen, Shivaani Kummar, Adam Rosenthal
Cold agglutinin disease (CAD), a rare disease and subtype of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, is characterized by autoantibodies that bind to red blood cells at low temperatures. There is no established standard of care for CAD treatment and CAD cohort studies are limited by the rarity of the condition. The objectives of this study are to present the longitudinal experience of a CAD cohort from the United States, with a focus on anemia severity, use of medications and transfusions, and health care resource utilization...
May 23, 2017: Blood Advances
Basile Nsimba
L'éditeur a le regret de vous informer que cet article a déjà été publié dans: Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion, 2017, 8:4. DOI: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000388. Cette seconde publication faite par erreur a été retirée.
November 22, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
Amanda L Richards, Heather L Howie, Linda M Kapp, Jeanne E Hendrickson, James C Zimring, Krystalyn E Hudson
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) results from breakdown of humoral tolerance to RBC antigens. Past analyses of B-cell receptor transgenic (BCR-Tg) mice that recognize RBC autoantigens led to a paradigm in which autoreactive conventional B-2 B cells are deleted whereas extramedullary B-1 B cells escape deletion due to lack of exposure to RBCs. However, BCR-Tg mice utilized to shape the current paradigm were unable to undergo receptor editing or class-switching. Given the importance of receptor editing as mechanism to tolerize autoreactive B cells during central tolerance, we hypothesized that expansion of autoreactive B-1 B cells is a consequence of the inability of the autoreactive BCR to receptor edit...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Cierra Wandro, Leili Dolatshahi, Douglas Blackall
A 7-month-old female infant had clinical and laboratory evidence of severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia. She also had clinical evidence of an upper respiratory tract infection with molecular detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Although reticulocytopenic initially, she responded to red blood cell transfusion, steroids, and intravenous immunoglobulin and remains well today. With the increasing use of multiplex respiratory viral and bacterial pathogen detection systems, the rare association described in this report may prove to be more common than previously thought and may provide insight into the pathogenesis and clinical consequences of red blood cell autoantibodies...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
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
Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Özcan Bör, Ener Çağrı Dinleyici, Eylem Kıral
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a picture of hemolysis which is caused by autoantibodies against red blood cell surface antigens. It is classified as primary, secondary or warm and cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia according to the temperature at which antibodies react. It is usually an acute and self-limiting condition. Here, we present a three-year-old male patient who presented with malaise, paleness, and dark-colored urine. His hemoglobin level was 5.8 g/dL, and increased indirect bilirubin and lactate dehydrogenase levels and decreased haptoglobulin and reticulocyte levels were noted...
September 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
Elena Nedelcu, Megan Desai, Jennifer Green, Kathleen M Bensing, Austin Turner, David Head, Pampee P Young
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) due to anti-Ena has been previously reported in association with massive intravascular hemolysis, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and fatal outcomes. Here we report a case of successfully treated AIHA due to anti-Ena . CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old male with a past medical history of cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis status post-orthotopic liver transplant presented with 1-month history of progressive anemia...
October 11, 2017: Transfusion
Tatsuhiko Ogawa
Cold agglutinins are autoantibodies that agglutinate red blood cells at low temperatures, leading to haemagglutination and haemolysis. They are generally of no clinical significance. However, when people with cold agglutinins undergo cardiac operation with hypothermia and cold cardioplegia, they can experience complications. Thus, different perioperative management is required for such patients. We describe a 74-year-old man with cold agglutinins incidentally detected on the preoperative screening test. He had never experienced any complications or developed a haematological disease...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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
Mei-Hwa Lin, Fei-Yun Liu, Hsiu-Mien Wang, Hsin-Ching Cho, Shyh-Chyi Lo
Daratumumab is a monoclonal immunoglobulin against CD38 and has been approved for treating patients with refractory multiple myeloma. The presence of daratumumab in the sera can interfere with pretransfusion testing due to the weakly expression of CD38 on red cells. The reactivity could be mistaken as autoantibody (if autocontrol is positive) or alloantibody (if autocontrol is negative). We present a case that demonstrates daratumumab could mimic a high titer low avidity (HTLA) alloantibody. A 34-year-old male patient of refractory myeloma was recruited in phase three clinical trial involving daratumumab...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Sangeeta Pahuja, Deepti Verma
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) is featured by short red cell survival due to autoantibodies. AIHA caused by anti 'e' is a tough clinical situation as antigen 'e' is a highly prevalent antigen. The present case highlights the same and different issues related to it.
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Thilo Bartolmäs, Beate Mayer, Abdelwahab H Balola, Abdulgabar Salama
OBJECTIVE: Haemolysis and anaemia related to autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) of warm type (wAIHA) and of cold type (cAIHA) are believed to be solely due to antibody and/or complement-mediated destruction and clearance of red blood cells (RBCs). There is evidence that RBCs of affected patients may also undergo eryptosis, the suicidal death of RBCs. METHOD: RBCs from 24 patients with wAIHA, 7 patients with chronic cAIHA and one patient with AIHA of mixed type were analysed for exposed phosphatidylserine (PS) by treatment with phycoerythrin-labelled Annexin V, and cell-associated fluorescence was measured using a MACSQuant flow cytometer...
January 2018: European Journal of Haematology
Francesca R Mauro, Fabio Trastulli, Cristiano Alessandri, Guido Valesini, Gianluca Giovannetti, Costantino Riemma, Marika Porrazzo, Sara Pepe, Gioia Colafigli, Maria D Caputo, Maria S De Propris, Anna R Guarini, Gabriella Girelli, Serelina Coluzzi, Robin Foà
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December 2017: Haematologica
Raj Nath Makroo, Soma Agrawal, Mohit Chowdhry, Aakanksha Bhatia, Uday Kumar Thakur
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Transfusion support forms an integral part of liver transplantation programme. Advanced immunohaematology services are required to deal with complex serological problems that can complicate transfusion therapy in these patients. Here, we report on red cell alloimmunization and presence of alloimmunization in donors and patients undergoing liver transplantation in a tertiary care hospital in north India. METHODS: Records of 1433 liver transplants performed from January 2009 to March 2015 were retrieved and reviewed...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
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