All publications of “Lilian Castilho”

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The rare holley antibody associated with a severe hemolytic transfusion reaction: the importance of this antibody identification to find a compatible blood unit

Leandro Dinalli Santos ORCID logo , Carolina Bonet Bub ORCID logo , Maria Giselda Aravechia ORCID logo , Eduardo Peres Bastos ORCID logo , Jose Mauro Kutner ORCID logo , Lilian Castilho ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2020RC4582

ABSTRACT The correct identification of erythrocyte antibodies is fundamental for the searching for compatible blood and haemolytic transfusion reactions prevention. Antibodies against antigens of high prevalence are difficult to identify because of the rarity of their occurrence and unavailability of negative red cells for confirmation. We report a case of 46-years-old woman, diagnosed with hemoglobinopathy, and who had symptomatic fall in hemoglobin levels (5.3g/dL) after blood transfusion suggestive of transfusion reaction. The patient’s blood type was O RhD-positive. Irregular antibody […]

Prevalence of erythrocyte alloimmunization in polytransfused patients

Roberto de Oliveira Cruz, Mariza Aparecida Mota, Fabiana Mendes Conti, Ricardo Antônio d'Almeida Pereira, Jose Mauro Kutner, Maria Giselda Aravechia, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AO1777

ABSTRACT Objective: To determine the incidence and the rate of red blood cell alloimmunization in polytransfused patients. Methods: A polytransfused patient was defined as having received at least 6 units of red cell concentrates during a 3-month period. The records of all patients (n = 12,904) who had received red blood cell units were examined retrospectively by searching the computer database at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São Paulo, Brazil, over a 6-year period, between 2003 and 2009. Results: During […]