Transfusion for a patient of cis-AB blood type undergoing a redo cardiac operation

S. Z. Yoon, H. M. Lee, H. S. Kim, S. D. Kim, A. Y. Oh, C. S. Kim

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cis-AB, a rare ABO genotype, is the result of a mutated gene resulting in dual specific hybrid enzymes. A single-point mutation reverses the specificity of human blood group B synthesizing galactosyltransferase. This may lead to misclassification in ABO grouping and adverse transfusion reactions. Recently, the authors experienced a case of a patient with cis-AB blood type undergoing pulmonary valve replacement and tricuspid valvuloplasty. We transfused the patient with Rh+ A packed red blood cell, fresh frozen plasma and platelet concentrates without any clinically significant transfusion reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-734
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Blood, transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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