Which infectious agents should be screened for in the evaluation of cold agglutinin disease?

Updated: Aug 28, 2018
  • Author: Salman Abdullah Aljubran, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Tests for the following infectious diseases can be performed if these disorders are being considered in the etiology of cold agglutinin disease:

  • Infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus [EBV] infection)
  • Influenza
  • Mycoplasma pneumonia
  • HIV infection
  • Hepatitis
  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection
  • Malaria (review of thick and thin blood smears)

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