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What the Kell

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

A 66-year-old man is scheduled for an elective hip replacement surgery. A preadmission test 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). No transfusion history is provided.

Keywords

Anti-A1 lectin Anti-I antibody Anti-IH antibody Anti-K antibody Cold autoantibody Dolichos biflorus Kell blood group 

References

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    Judd WJ, Walter WJ, Steiner EA. Clinical and laboratory findings on two patients with naturally occurring anti-Kell agglutinins. Transfusion. 1981;21(2):184–8.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Viggiano E, Clary NL, Ballas SK. Autoanti-K antibody mimicking an alloantibody. Transfusion. 1982;22(4):329–32.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Recommended Reading

  1. Harmening DM, Rodberg K, Green REB. Autoimmune hemolytic anemias. In: Harmening DM, editor. Modern blood banking and transfusion practices. 6th ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis; 2012. p. 441–7.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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