Surgical hypothermia in a patient with a cold agglutinin. Management by plasma exchange

H. G. Klein, L. L. Faltz, C. L. McIntosh, F. R. Appelbaum, A. B. Deisseroth, P. V. Holland

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Abstract

Cold agglutinins are a potential danger to patients who must be subjected to hypothermia. A patient with a cold agglutinin of moderate titer but broad thermal amplitude was to undergo hypothermia during aortic valve replacement. He was managed preoperatively with an eight-liter plasma exchange by continuous-flow centrifugation to remove the cold agglutinin. There were no adverse effects during or after hypothermia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-357
Number of pages4
JournalTransfusion
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Immunology

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