16 February 2018 (Friday) - Anti-Kp(a)



Here’s an interesting case…. Patient presented in A&E with a G.I. bleed. The patient’s address was three hundred miles away so obviously we had no history.

Positive in cells 2, 6 and 7… a familiar pattern. Anti-K. But what’s that in cell 8? Looks like an anti-Kp(a) as well. I did the three cell screen which had a cell positive for Kp(a) but negative for K, so… anti-K and anti-Kp(a).

I know a bit about anti-K, but anti-Kp(a)? I did a little reading-up. Here’s one article on the matter. There were several others…

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