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Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn Caused by Anti-Lan Antibody

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 12 July 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:90
  1. D. S. Smith,
  2. F. Stratton,
  3. T. Johnson,
  4. R. Brown,
  5. P. Howell,
  6. R. Riches


    The first recorded example of anti-Lan associated with haemolytic disease of the newborn is reported. This emphasizes the importance of screening for atypical antibodies early in pregnancy, even though prophylactic use of anti-D immunoglobulin will eventually reduce the incidence of haemolytic disease due to anti-D antibody.