Incidence of red-cell alloimmunization due to non-anti-D antibodies during pregnancy: An experience from Turkey

GÜNDÜZ E. , Akay O. M. , ÜSKÜDAR TEKE H. , Gulbas Z.

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.43, no.3, pp.261-263, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2010.09.011
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-263


Antigen D incompatibility between mother and fetus is the most frequent cause of red-cell alloimmunization. However there are surface antigens capable of producing hemolytic disease other than antigen D. Populational antigen frequencies may be country specific. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence of red-cell alloimmunization due to non-anti-D antibodies during pregnancy. We evaluated the indirect antiglobulin test results of 535 pregnant women performed between March 2003 and 2009. The incidence of non-anti-D antibodies was found 1.21%, similar with reported in literature, but the spectrum of non-anti-D antibodies was different from other countries. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.