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On Recent observations in the rhesus blood group system

I. A weak expression of the Rh antigen e II. Finding of the rare Rh antigen Cx

Summary

Upon testing blood samples for medico-legal purpose, an exceptionally weak expression of the Rhesus antigen e was observed. There is evidence for the phenotype Rh2 \(\dot r\)h which is rather unusual in white people. Apart from this, the low incidence antigen Cx has been found in two cases. Its mode of reaction with anti-C and anti-c sera is described.

Zusammenfassung

Im Rahmen von blutgruppenserologischen Abstammungsbegutachtungen wurde eine sehr schwache Ausprägung des Rhesus-Antigens e beobachtet. Es wird vermutet, daß es sich hierbei um den im europiden Rassenkreis extrem seltenen Phänotyp Rh2 \(\dot r\)h handelt. Daneben wurde in zwei weiteren Fällen das Rhesus-Antigen Cx gefunden. Seine Reaktionsweise mit Anti-C und Anti-c wird beschrieben.

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Henke, J., Basler, M. On Recent observations in the rhesus blood group system. Z Rechtsmed 86, 255–259 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00200667

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Key words

  • Blood groups, e antigen, Cx
  • Rhesus system, weak e antigen, Cx

Schlüsselwörter

  • Blutgruppen, e-Antigen, Cx
  • Rhesus-System, schwach ausgeprägtes e-Antigen, Cx