The Importance of Cold-Reactive Autoantibodies in an Asphyxiated Infant Before Therapeutic Hypothermia


BEKEN S., Altuntas N., KOÇ E. , Yenicesu I., Ergenekon E. , HIRFANOĞLU İ. M. , ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.80, no.11, pp.962-964, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12098-012-0941-3
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.962-964

Abstract

Perinatal asphyxia is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Hypothermia is an effective treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in infants. Cold agglutination is a primary or acquired autoimmune disease that involves autoantibodies that lead to hemagglutination at low temperatures lower than that of the body. In this case the importance of cold agglutinins during therapeutic hypothermia is presented.