Author(s): Van Audenhove A, Verhoef G, Peetermans WE, Boogaerts M, Vandenberghe P
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Abstract Bartonella henselae is a hitherto unidentified cause of autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. Here we report a case of Coombs-negative autoimmune haemolytic anaemia. The episode was preceded by exposure to a cat and a non-specific infectious syndrome. Concomitant serum titres of B. henselae antibodies were indicative of a recent infection. The case report suggests that B. henselae infection can trigger secondary autoimmune haemolytic anaemia.
This article was published in Br J Haematol
and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health