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Donath-Landsteiner antibodies

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An antibody of the IgG class directed against the P blood group antigen. It is associated with syphilis and viral infections and is responsible for paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria.


  • J. Donath, K. Landsteiner:
    Über paroxysmale Hämoglobinurie.
    Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1904, 51: 1590-1593.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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