How is cold agglutinin disease treated during pregnancy?

Updated: Aug 28, 2018
  • Author: Salman Abdullah Aljubran, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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When cold-induced autoimmune hemolytic anemia occurs in pregnant women, the pregnancy may be continued with frequent blood transfusions. Transfusions may be continued until the thirty-seventh week, when fetal lungs have matured. Mode of delivery is not affected by the anemia and should be defined by obstetric indications. Ironically, these women are still subject to thrombophlebitis of pregnancy. [59]


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