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Title: Naturally occurring anti M complicating ABO grouping.
Authors: Khalid, Safoorah
Dantes, Roelyn
Varghese, Sunu
Al Hakawati, Imadeddin
Affiliation: Royal Darwin Hospital, NT, Australia..
Citation: Indian journal of pathology & microbiology 2011 Jan-Mar; 54(1): 170-2
Abstract: Anti M is considered a naturally occurring antibody that is usually active at temperatures below 37°C and is thus of no clinical significance. This antibody, if present in an individual, can lead to a discrepancy between forward and reverse ABO grouping and thus creates diagnostic difficulties for blood bank staff. We report a case of a 58-year-old lady who had an unexpected reaction in reverse grouping due to anti M that posed a problem for us in the interpretation of results of her blood group. We also reviewed the literature to find out the significance of such discrepancy in blood grouping.
DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.77394
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: ABO Blood-Group System
Middle Aged
United States
Diagnostic Errors
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