Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia associated with low-titre anti-i cold agglutinins in a Nigerian. A case report.

Abstract

A case of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia due to low-titre anti-i cold agglutinin in a Nigerian is described. The patient presented with chronic haemolytic anaemia with a positive direct antiglobulin test, the cells reacting with anticomplement (anti-C3). Further tests showed that the antibody was a low titre (1 in 512) cold anti-i antibody with a wide thermal amplitude. The case reported appears to be the first case of cold haemagglutinin disease in a Nigerian.

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@article{Obi1991AutoimmuneHA, title={Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia associated with low-titre anti-i cold agglutinins in a Nigerian. A case report.}, author={Godwin Okorie Obi}, journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences}, year={1991}, volume={20 1}, pages={1-4} }