Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--9

Anti Kell allo-antibody in a thalassaemic.


B Thakral, K Saluja, Ratti Ram Sharma, N Marwaha, RK Marwaha 
 Department of Transfusion Medicine and Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

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B Thakral
Department of Transfusion Medicine and Pediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

We describe a case of incidental detection of anti Kell antibody in a child with transfusion dependent thalassaemia. Kell antibody detection may be missed by routine indirect antiglobulin test (IAT) crossmatch procedure because of low prevalence of Kell antigen in the general population. A false negative result can be avoided by using sensitive cross matching techniques and screening cells representing antigens in homozygous state, against all clinically significant antibodies. A transfusion alert card describing the nature of antibody and future transfusion policy should be given to such allo-immunized patients.


How to cite this article:
Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Marwaha R K. Anti Kell allo-antibody in a thalassaemic. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2006;49:37-9


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Thakral B, Saluja K, Sharma RR, Marwaha N, Marwaha R K. Anti Kell allo-antibody in a thalassaemic. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];49:37-9
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