A Case of Blood Group A2B with Anti A1 Antibody Reactive at 37°C

Authors

  • Fahmida Sharmin Chowdhury Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Ali Ehsan Siddiqui Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tonmoy Burmon Medical Officer, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Fazal Mustakim Ameer Md Musa Chowdhury Associate Professor, Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Pulak Nath Banik Medical Officer, Department of Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Prianka Saha Student, Mphil, Department of Biochemistry, Dhaka Medical Colelge, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mir Kamrul Islam SMT, Transfusion Medicine, National Institute of Kidney Diseases & Urology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i3.61380

Keywords:

ABO blood group, subtypes A1 and A2, Anti-A1 Lectin.

Abstract

Landsteiner discovered ABO blood group system. It is most important for transfusion medicine. Blood group A has several subtypes and most important are A1 and A2, upon which further groups of A and AB have been classified as A1, A2 and A1B, A2B. Of individuals with A antigen, approximately 20% belong to A2 while rest 80% belong to A1. Anti-A1 Lectin, a cold agglutinin which destroys A1 cells is clinically significant when they react at 37°C, causing transfusion reactions.

Bangladesh J Medicine 2022; 33: 312-316

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Published

2022-08-30

How to Cite

Chowdhury, F. S. ., Siddiqui, M. A. E. ., Burmon, T., Md Musa Chowdhury, F. M. A. ., Banik, P. N., Saha, P. ., & Islam, M. K. . (2022). A Case of Blood Group A2B with Anti A1 Antibody Reactive at 37°C. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 33(3), 312–316. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v33i3.61380

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