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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 90

Alloimmunization in thalassemia patients


1 Sanitation Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Osun State, Nigeria

Date of Submission06-Jan-2018
Date of Acceptance08-Feb-2018
Date of Web Publication07-Jun-2019

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_10_18

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Alloimmunization in thalassemia patients. Int J Prev Med 2019;10:90

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Alloimmunization in thalassemia patients. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 14];10:90. Available from: http://www.ijpvmjournal.net/text.asp?2019/10/1/90/259780



Dear Editor,

We read the publication on “Alloimmunization in thalassemia patients” with a great interest. Davoudi-Kiakalayeh et al. concluded that “blood matching for Rh and K antigens in patients with transfusion-dependent thalassemia could reduce the rate of red blood cell alloimmunization.”[1] We would like to share ideas and experience from our setting in Indochina where the prevalence of transfusion-dependent thalassemia is very high. In our setting, the blood matching for Rh and K antigens is routinely done in big blood bank centers. Nevertheless, the high rate of alloimmunization among the patients is still observed.[2] The problem might be due to the limitation of the availability of minor blood group matching feasibility among small blood banks in remote areas where many thalassemia patients live. According to a recent report by Jansuwan et al., it was found that “splenectomy is associated with increased alloantibody formation.”[2] It might be an additional clue that there is a requirement for special minor blood group matching for the thalassemia patients with postsplenectomy status.

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Davoudi-Kiakalayeh A, Mohammadi R, Pourfathollah AA, Siery Z, Davoudi-Kiakalayeh S. Alloimmunization in thalassemia patients: New insight for healthcare. Int J Prev Med 2017;8:101.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Jansuwan S, Tangvarasittichai O, Tangvarasittichai S. Alloimmunization to red cells and the association of alloantibodies formation with splenectomy among transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major/HbE patients. Indian J Clin Biochem 2015;30:198-203.  Back to cited text no. 2
    




 

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