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2015, Cilt 13, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 069-073
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Complete Blood Count in Cold Agglutinin Disease
Sibel Kulaksızoğlu, Hamit Yaşar Ellidağ, Esin Eren, Necat Yılmaz
Antalya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Biyokimya, Antalya, Türkiye
Keywords: Cold agglitunin disease, blood cell count, antibodies

Background: Cold agglutinin disease is a rare autoimmune hemolytic disease causing the agglutination of erythrocytes by the activation of antibodies at low temperatures. Cold agglutinin disease should be kept in mind in terms of getting the right diagnosis and treatment because it may result in incorrect detection of blood groups, or may cause intravascular hemolysis during surgery or, if blool is given not pre-heated.

Material and Methods: In this study, a patient who faced difficulty during blood drawing and had an apparent blood clot in the hemogram tube. Samples were drawn into K3-EDTA, Na-citrate and K3-EDTA tubes bathed at 37ºC.

Results: Complete blood count was performed and the results were a follows; In K3-EDTA tube erythrocytes were 0.35 106/mm3, MCH and MCHC were +++++, hemoglobin level was 11.5 g/dl, and platelets were 212 103/mm3. In K3-EDTA tubes bathed at 37ºC, erythrocytes were 1.3 106/mm3, MCH and MCHC were 39.7 pg ve 32.5 g/dl respectively, hemoglobin level was 11.9 g/dl, platelets were 249 103/mm3. The patient's serum showed a monoclonal Ig M Kappa band in the immunofixation electrophoresis.

Conclusions: Cold agglutinin disease should be considered in patients with abnormal blood counts with visible agglutination in the tubes. Misdiagnosis of patients should be prevented.


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