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A simple screening test for the detection of erythropoietin antibodies.
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PMID:  23391321     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Antibody-mediated pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare complication of erythropoietin (EPO) therapy. Identification and demonstration of functional activity of EPO antibodies required to diagnose this condition is difficult and only performed in selected laboratories worldwide. In this article we report a recent cluster of three cases of antibody-mediated PRCA over a 16-month period in a single center associated with EPREX use. We also describe the use of a simple low-cost inhibitor assay that can be used to screen for PRCA in local laboratories.
Authors:
Soma Meran; Alexa Wonnacott; Mat Davies; Richard Ellis; Aled Phillips
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0301-0430     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364441     Medline TA:  Clin Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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