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Ann Lab Med. 2012 Nov;32(6):442-4. doi: 10.3343/alm.2012.32.6.442. Epub 2012 Oct 17.

The first Korean case report of anti-Gerbich.

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Department of Medicine, Kyung Hee University Graduate School Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

In this study, we report the first Korean case of an anti-Gerbich (Ge) alloantibody to a high-incidence antigen that belongs to the Ge blood group system. The alloantibody was detected in a middle-aged Korean woman who did not have a history of transfusion. Her blood type was B+, and findings from the antibody screening test revealed 1+ reactivity in all panels except the autocontrol. The cross-matching test showed incompatible results with all 5 packed red blood cells. Additional blood type antigen and antibody tests confirmed the anti-Ge alloantibody. While rare, cases of hemolytic transfusion reaction or hemolytic disease in newborns due to anti-Ge have been recently reported in the literature. Therefore, additional further studies on alloantibodies to high-incidence antigens, including anti-Ge, are necessary in the future.

KEYWORDS:

Blood group antigens; Ge; Transfusion

PMID:
23130346
PMCID:
PMC3486941
DOI:
10.3343/alm.2012.32.6.442
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