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Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia (wAIHA) is a rare autoimmune disease with poorly known natural history and management remaining mainly empirical. To better describe the characteristics and outcome of wAIHA in adults, we performed a single-center cohort study of patients diagnosed with wAIIHA from 2001 to 2012 in our center. Sixty patients (50% women) were(More)
Production of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), interleukin 6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin 2 (IL-2), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) after stimulation by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA) was studied in 1/10 diluted whole blood (WB) culture and in(More)
BACKGROUND Transfusion is a cornerstone of the management of sickle cell disease but carries a high risk of hemolytic transfusion reaction, probably because of differences in erythrocyte antigens between blood donors of European descent and patients of African descent. Patients may experience hemolytic transfusion reactions that are delayed by from a few(More)
Polymorphism encountered within the immunogenic blood group antigens is responsible for allo-immunization after transfusion or pregnancy. Antigen frequency differs depending on the ethnic background. This is the case for the Afro-caribbean population. Three levels of differences can be identified: common antigens in the RH, FY, JK and MNS blood groups, high(More)
The risks associated to red cell and platelet transfusions are essentially bound to the polymorphism of blood group antigens and to transfusion transmitted agents including virus, bacterias.... In France, the haemovigilance system and several investigations allowed to measure these different kinds of risks. We also developed analysis of failures in order to(More)
Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) due to warm-acting IgA autoantibodies is rare. We explored the pathogenic mechanisms underlying destruction of red blood cells (RBCs) in a patient with severe AIHA mediated exclusively by polymeric immunoglobulin A (pIgA) anti-Band 3 autoantibodies. The follow-up period was 17 months. RBCs were not destroyed by complement(More)
Red blood cell transfusions have reduced morbidity and mortality for patients with sickle cell disease. Transfusions can lead to erythrocyte alloimmunization, however, with serious complications for the patient including life-threatening delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions and difficulty in finding compatible units, which can cause transfusion delays.(More)
After testing red cells from 12 RhE variants with a panel of anti-E monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs), four patterns of reactivity were detected indicating that the MoAbs may recognize four distinct E epitopes designated epE1, epE2, epE3 and epE4. The variants were classified into four categories (cat EI to EIV) which carried epE1 and epE2, epE1 and epE4, epE1,(More)
Bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMMC) transplant may serve to produce donor specific tolerance for a coincident solid organ graft, but with the risk of graft versus host disease (GVHD). We examined in vitro the immunomodulatory effect of UVB on human BMMCs as potential prophylaxis against GVHD for clinical transplantation. After 10-200 J/m2 UVB-irradiation,(More)