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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 200-202

Daratumumab: The perplexity in immunohematology with emerging horizons in myeloma therapy

1 Department of Transfusion Medicine and Transplant Immunology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

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Dr. Soma Agrawal
Department of Transfusion Medicine and Transplant Immunology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi - 110 076
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DOI: 10.4103/ajts.AJTS_19_19

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CD38 is a disulfide-linked molecule present on red blood cells (RBCs) and daratumumab; an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody is a novel agent for treating multiple myeloma patients. It also binds to the RBC along with the plasma cells in concern, creating a menace in the immunohematology workups and requires the use of dithiothreitol-treated cells to rule out its interference. Appropriate and timely communication with the clinicians about the patient history goes a long way in solving complex looking immunohematology workups.

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