Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : February | Volume : 11 | Issue : 2 | Page : QD06 - QD07

A Rare Case of Successfully Treated Coombs Negative Immune Haemolytic Anaemia in Pregnancy QD06-QD07

Pradip Kumar Saha, Japleen Kaur, Rashmi Bagga, Jaswinder Kaur Kalra, Arihant Jain

Dr. Pradip Kumar Saha,
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research,
Chandigarh-160012, India.

Immune haemolytic anaemia in pregnancy, although rare, but it can be life threatening. Severe anaemia with jaundice, unresponsive to blood transfusion can clinch the diagnosis of immune haemolytic anaemia. Our patient was a 27-year-old second gravida, with all the above features, but there was diagnostic challenge as her Coombs test was negative. A high index of suspicion and rapid response to glucocorticoids, pointed towards the diagnosis. Thereafter, the course of pregnancy and postpartum period was uneventful. Thus, successful maternal and fetal outcome can be achieved with prompt diagnosis and treatment.