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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-27

Hyperhemolysis in a patient with β-thalassemia major


1 Transfusion Medicine, National Blood Centre, Sri Lanka
2 Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital, Sri Lanka

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R Lakmali Morawakage
Transfusion Medicine, National Blood Centre
Sri Lanka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-6247.45259

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A case of hyperhemolysis in a 2-year-old boy with β thalassemia major was noted. After several transfusions, he developed hyperhemolysis with a positive (C3d only) direct antiglobulin test (DAT) and no clinically significant RBC allo- or auto-antibodies. (There was a weak cold antibody, showing a narrow thermal range). Because there was no significant improvement with steroid and immunoglobulin infusions, cyclophosphamide therapy was tried with notable success.


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