The classification, recognition and significance of polyagglutination in transfusion medicine.

@article{Horn1999TheCR,
  title={The classification, recognition and significance of polyagglutination in transfusion medicine.},
  author={Kristina Dianne Horn},
  journal={Blood reviews},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={
          36-44
        }
}
Polyagglutination, although an uncommon phenomenon in transfusion medicine, is becoming increasingly recognized as a potential pitfall in correct ABO typing and can hinder the rapid allocation of accurately crossmatched blood products. Polyagglutination refers to erythrocytes which demonstrate agglutination with the majority of adult sera upon initial ABO crossmatch testing. Most types of polyagglutination involve alteration of red cell surface antigens through microbial enzymatic activity in… CONTINUE READING
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