What is the mortality rate for cold agglutinin disease?

Updated: Aug 28, 2018
  • Author: Salman Abdullah Aljubran, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Transfusions for life-threatening symptoms due to severe anemia require prewarming and the use of washed RBCs (not cold). In general, autoimmune hemolytic anemia has a mortality rate of 10%.


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