Severe Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in an Infant Caused by Warm-reactive IGM and IGA Autoantibodies: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Cristyn N. Branstetter, Jane S. Hankins, Dawn Moreau, Kerri A. Nottage

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Abstract

Warm-reactive IgM autoimmune hemolytic anemia is uncommon and carries a poor prognosis in adults. There have been rare reports in children, generally associated with an underlying immunologic deficiency, and outcomes are quite variable. Warm IgM in combination with other antibodies has not been reported in children. We report the first case of severe, steroid-responsive autoimmune hemolytic anemia caused by both warm-reactive IgM and IgA autoantibodies in an otherwise healthy 3-month-old.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-471
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • IgA autoantibody
  • warm IgM autoantibody

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Medicine(all)

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