The Importance of Cold-Reactive Autoantibodies in an Asphyxiated Infant Before Therapeutic Hypothermia

BEKEN S., Altuntas N., KOÇ E., Yenicesu I., ERGENEKON N. E., HIRFANOĞLU İ. M., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.80, no.11, pp.962-964, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12098-012-0941-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.962-964
  • Keywords: Asphyxia, Hypothermia, Cold agglutinins, NEONATAL ENCEPHALOPATHY, MILD
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Perinatal asphyxia is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Hypothermia is an effective treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in infants. Cold agglutination is a primary or acquired autoimmune disease that involves autoantibodies that lead to hemagglutination at low temperatures lower than that of the body. In this case the importance of cold agglutinins during therapeutic hypothermia is presented.