Delayed haemolytic transfusion reactions due to anti-C.


In 5 patients of phenotype ccDEe or ccDEE, the transfusion of 2--14 U of C-positive blood was folloued 5--9 days later by haemoglobinuria lasting 2--4 days. Anti-C was the only antibody present in all 5 cases but was always of low titre; with CC cells the maximum titre recorded with the indirect antiglobulin test was 8 and with the agglutination of enzyme-treated cells, 128. The discordance between the weakness of the antibody in vivo and the amount of haemoglobin released intravascularly is surprising but may be related to the type of IgG molecule of which anti-C is composed.

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@article{Pickles1978DelayedHT, title={Delayed haemolytic transfusion reactions due to anti-C.}, author={Melissa Pickles and Madeleine Nina Jones and Jim Egan and H Dodsworth and Patrick L Mollison}, journal={Vox sanguinis}, year={1978}, volume={35 1-2}, pages={32-5} }