COVID-19 May Trigger CAD in Children

COVID-19 May Trigger CAD in Children

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COVID-19 May Trigger CAD in Children

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may trigger cold agglutinin disease (CAD) in children, a case report suggests. The report, “Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in children with COVID-19,” was published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA), an autoimmune disease characterized by the production of autoantibodies that target and destroy red blood cells, includes two variants: CAD, and warm antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia (warm AIHA). In CAD, autoantibodies bind more easily to…

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