Acquisition of K: 1-like antigen during terminal sepsis

M. H. McGinniss, James Maclowry, P. V. Holland

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This report describes a patient whose own and transfused K:-1 red cell populations became strongly K:1 during a terminal episode of sepsis due to a group D streptococcus organism, Streptococcus faecium. Subsequent in vitro studies using normal K:-1 red cells inoculated with that organism showed that it could render the red cells agglutinable by reagents containing IgG anti-K1. In addition, disrupted S. faecium organisms rendered Jkb-negative red cells agglutinable by those reagents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Hematology

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McGinniss, M. H., Maclowry, J., & Holland, P. V. (1984). Acquisition of K: 1-like antigen during terminal sepsis. Transfusion, 24(1), 28-30.