Anti-G with concomitant anti-C and anti-D: A case report in a pregnant woman

Rabeya Yousuf, Ahmad Mustafa, Siew Ling Ho, Yee Loong Tang, Leong Chooi Fun

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Abstract

The G antigen of Rh blood group system is present in almost all D-positive or C-positive red cells but absent from red cells lacking D and C antigens. The differentiation of anti-D and anti-C from anti-G is not necessary for routine transfusion; however, during pregnancy, it is important because anti-G can masquerade as anti-D and anti-C with initial antibody testing. The false presence of anti-D will exclude the patient from receiving anti-D immunoglobulin (RhIG) when the patient actually is a candidate for RhIG prophylaxis. Moreover, patients with positive anti-D or anti-G are at risk of developing hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn and need close monitoring. Thus, proper identification allows the clinicians to manage patients properly. This case report highlights a rare case of anti-G together with anti-D and anti-C in a pregnant woman. This report disseminates knowledge on identification of anti-G and its importance in pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-64
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Transfusion Science
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Antenatal antibody
  • anti-C
  • anti-D immunoglobulin
  • anti-G
  • hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Hematology

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Anti-G with concomitant anti-C and anti-D : A case report in a pregnant woman. / Yousuf, Rabeya; Mustafa, Ahmad; Ho, Siew Ling; Tang, Yee Loong; Chooi Fun, Leong.

In: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 62-64.

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