IgA red cell autoantibodies and autoimmune hemolysis.

  title={IgA red cell autoantibodies and autoimmune hemolysis.},
  author={Robert J. Sokol and David Booker and Robert Stamps and J. Richard Booth and Vivian Hook},
  volume={37 2},
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to examine the interrelationships and clinical significance of IgA red cell antibodies in the autoimmune response. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The records of 5235 patients referred to an immunohematology center over a 14-year period were critically examined for patients who had IgA autoantibodies, defined as elutable IgA immunoglobulins that would rebind to normal cells. RESULTS One hundred twenty-four patients (61 male) aged 6 to 98 years had warm… CONTINUE READING