A delayed transfusion reaction caused by anti‐K6

C. Barrasso, P. M. Ness

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This case report documents the demonstration of anti‐K6 as the single antibody responsible for a delayed transfusion reaction. A 42‐year‐old white woman received three units of red blood cells for an episode of gastrointestinal bleeding from a duodenal ulcer. Twenty‐three days following transfusion, laboratory and clinical evidence of hemolysis was noted. An anti‐K6 was identified in the serum and in an eluate prepared from the patient's red blood cells. One of the three units transfused was positive for the K:6 antigen. 1982 AABB

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-69
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Hematology


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