Autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by cold agglutinins in a young pregnant woman.

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a rare disorder. A 34-year old woman presented with thrombophlebitis after her first delivery, during puerperium. A high titer of cold agglutinins was found. Lymphomas, systemic lupus erythematosus, and tumors were excluded. She conceived again. Due to the anemia she had frequent blood transfusions and she delivered at 38 weeks of gestation.
AuthorsLabros Batalias, Eftihios Trakakis, Costas Loghis, Costas Salabasis, George Simeonidis, Panagiotis Karanikolopoulos, Demetrios Kassanos, Emmanuel Salamalekis
JournalThe journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians (J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med) Vol. 19 Issue 4 Pg. 251-3 (Apr 2006) ISSN: 1476-7058 [Print] United States
PMID16854701 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Autoantibodies
  • Cryoglobulins
  • cold agglutinins
  • Adult
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune (blood, complications, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Autoantibodies (blood)
  • Cryoglobulins (metabolism)
  • Erythrocyte Transfusion
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic (blood, diagnosis, therapy)
  • Thrombophlebitis (etiology)

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