HPA-5b (Br(a)) neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: clinical and immunological analysis of 39 cases.

Abstract

Maternal alloimmunization against fetal platelets can cause fetal and neonatal thrombocytopenia (NAIT). The HPA-1a (PIA1, Zwa) antigen is by far the most common antigen implicated in NAIT. However, today another antigen often linked with that affection is HPA-5b (Br(a)). This is a report of 39 cases of NAIT involving the HPA-5b antigen. Thrombocytopenia may… (More)

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@article{Kaplan1991HPA5bN, title={HPA-5b (Br(a)) neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia: clinical and immunological analysis of 39 cases.}, author={C Nadir Kaplan and Marie-Christine Morel-Kopp and H. Kroll and Volker Kiefel and Nicolas Schlegel and N Chesnel and C. Mueller-Eckhardt}, journal={British journal of haematology}, year={1991}, volume={78 3}, pages={425-9} }