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Steroid-responsive idiopathic cold agglutinin disease: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2496566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of idiopathic cold agglutinin disease (ICAD) that responded well to corticosteroid therapy, though generally these patients show no response to such therapy. The cold agglutinins in this patient were found to be of low titer (1:32) and wide thermal range (4-37 degrees C). Three patients with ICAD were previously reported, also responsive to corticosteroid therapy and having the same characteristics of their autoantibodies. are likely to respond to corticosteroid therapy and that a therapeutic trial with such agents is warranted in these patients.
M Lahav; I Rosenberg; A J Wysenbeek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta haematologica     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0001-5792     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Haematol.     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-01     Completed Date:  1989-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0141053     Medline TA:  Acta Haematol     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Beilinson Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
Agglutinins / analysis
Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / drug therapy*,  immunology
Autoantibodies / analysis
Cryoglobulins / analysis
Prednisone / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 0/Agglutinins; 0/Autoantibodies; 0/Cryoglobulins; 0/cold agglutinins; 53-03-2/Prednisone

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