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Acquisition of anti-Diego b antibodies possibly resulting from feto-maternal hemorrhage during pregnancy.
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PMID:  21790893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Anti-Diego b (Di(b) ) antibodies, rare antibodies against red blood cell antigens, can cause severe hemolysis. We report a patient who most likely acquired anti-Di(b) antibodies during pregnancy. The patient was a 39-year-old Japanese woman who delivered by cesarean section at 38 weeks of gestation. She required a second operation to treat re-bleeding of the surgical scar, but it was difficult to schedule this surgery because we could not obtain enough blood for transfusion due to the presence of anti-Di(b) antibodies. These antibodies were likely acquired during pregnancy; she did not have irregular antibodies at 11 weeks of gestation. We speculate that she became sensitized to fetal blood due to feto-maternal hemorrhage. The infant had no hemolytic conditions. Testing for the presence of irregular antibodies should be performed during late stages of pregnancy as well as early stages.
Authors:
Yuriko Oishi; Noriyoshi Watanabe; Nobuaki Ozawa; Haruhiko Sago
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2011 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Affiliation:
Department of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.
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