A Rare Case of A2+ve Blood Group in an Obstetric Emergency 181-182
Dr. Padmasri R.,No 3, Flat No. 002, â€śRenaissance Nestâ€ť 17th A Cross, 11th
Main, Malleshwaram, Bangaloreâ€“560055, Karnataka, India.
Phone: 9620075477, E-mail: email@example.com
We present a rare case of A2+ve blood group with Placenta praevia with Obstetric Haemorrhage in mild hypovolemic shock. An emergency request for blood transfusion confounded the blood bank officer as the patientâ€™s blood was seemingly incompatible with all ABO blood groups. Further investigation revealed the patientâ€™s blood group to be a rare subtype of the A group known as A2+ve. This article highlights the need to be aware of such rare subgroups, especially in tertiary referral centres like ours, where unbooked Obstetric emergencies are encountered on a regular basis, so life-saving measures can be appropriately taken.