Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

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

Hyperhemolysis in a patient with β-thalassemia major


R Lakmali Morawakage1, B.J.C Perera2, P.D.N Dias2, SK Wijewardana2 
1 Transfusion Medicine, National Blood Centre, Sri Lanka
2 Lady Ridgeway Children Hospital, Sri Lanka

Correspondence Address:
R Lakmali Morawakage
Transfusion Medicine, National Blood Centre
Sri Lanka

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.


How to cite this article:
Morawakage R L, Perera B, Dias P, Wijewardana S K. Hyperhemolysis in a patient with β-thalassemia major.Asian J Transfus Sci 2009;3:26-27


How to cite this URL:
Morawakage R L, Perera B, Dias P, Wijewardana S K. Hyperhemolysis in a patient with β-thalassemia major. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 May 15 ];3:26-27
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