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Cold Case

  • Mark T. Friedman
  • Kamille A. West
  • Peyman Bizargity
  • Kyle Annen
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
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Abstract

A 35-year-old woman with a history of prior Cesarean section (C-section) now presents at 39 weeks of gestation for repeat C-section. A sample (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA] anticoagulant) is submitted to the blood bank for type and screen along with an order for two units of red blood cells (RBCs). The patient has no history of prior transfusion.

Keywords

Hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn Lewis antibodies Lewis blood group 

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Recommended Reading

  1. Cooling L. ABO, H, and Lewis blood groups and structurally related antigens. In: Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Hillyer CD, Westhoff CM, editors. Technical manual. 18th ed. Bethesda: AABB; 2014. p. 304.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark T. Friedman
    • 1
  • Kamille A. West
    • 2
  • Peyman Bizargity
    • 3
  • Kyle Annen
    • 4
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Icahn School of MedicineMount Sinai Health SystemNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Transfusion MedicineNational Institutes of Health Clinical CenterBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular & Human GeneticsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA

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