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Anti N Antibody in a Patient of Renal Failure on Hemodialysis

  • Paramjit KaurEmail author
  • Sabita Basu
  • Gagandeep Kaur
  • Ravneet Kaur
  • Bankim Das
Case Report

Abstract

Anti N is a rare antibody. It has been reported in renal failure patients on hemodialysis using formaldehyde sterilized equipment. Although anti N is usually clinically insignificant, rarely it can cause hemolytic transfusion reaction. Patients with clinically significant antibodies should receive N antigen negative red cell units. We report a case of anti N antibody active at 37 °C in a patient of chronic renal failure on regular maintenance hemodialysis. The present case is being reported mainly because of its detection during routine blood grouping and compatibility testing by tube method in a patient of chronic renal failure on regular maintenance hemodialysis.

Keywords

Anti N antibody Renal failure Hemodialysis 

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© Indian Society of Haematology & Transfusion Medicine 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paramjit Kaur
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sabita Basu
    • 1
  • Gagandeep Kaur
    • 1
  • Ravneet Kaur
    • 1
  • Bankim Das
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Transfusion MedicineGovernment Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32ChandigarhIndia

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