Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 56, Issue 10, pp 879–880 | Cite as

Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria in a 4-year-old Child

  • Rahul NaithaniEmail author
  • Preethi Jeyaraman
  • Bhaskar Saikia
  • Nitin Dayal
  • Sangeeta Pathak
Clinical Case Letters


Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria is a rare cause of intravascular hemolysis presenting in children following an acute viral illness. It is usually self-limiting in nature. We present the details of a 4-year-old boy who presented with rapid onset intravascular hemolysis. Donath Landsteiner antibody test was positive and hemolysis resolved within two weeks of onset.


Anemia Hemolysis 


Funding: None; Competing interest: None stated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahul Naithani
    • 1
    Email author
  • Preethi Jeyaraman
    • 1
  • Bhaskar Saikia
    • 2
  • Nitin Dayal
    • 3
  • Sangeeta Pathak
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Hematology and Bone Marrow TransplantationMax Superspeciality HospitalSaket, New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Critical CareMax Superspeciality HospitalSaket, New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Laboratory MedicinesMax Superspeciality HospitalSaket, New DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Transfusion MedicineMax Superspeciality HospitalSaket, New DelhiIndia

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