Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia in infancy with anti-Kpb specificity

Vox Sang. 1996;71(3):187-8. doi: 10.1046/j.1423-0410.1996.7130187.x.


Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) in infancy is rare. We report a case of AIHA in a male infant whose serum contained an antibody with apparent anti-Kpb specificity. Autoantibody with anti-Kpb specificity has been described in adults; to our knowledge, this is the first case of this kind described in infancy with AIHA. Clinical course and response to red cell transfusion are described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / blood*
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / therapy
  • Autoantibodies / analysis
  • Blood Component Transfusion
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kell Blood-Group System / immunology*
  • Male


  • Autoantibodies
  • Kell Blood-Group System