Articles

Heterophilic antibodies as the cause of a false positive malaria rapid diagnostic test: A case report

BJH - volume 14, issue 8, december 2023

O. Mortelé PhD, K. Ver Elst MD, S. Vermeiren MD, S. Weekx PhD

SUMMARY

A 50-year-old male patient admitted to the hospital with renal insufficiency, anaemia, monoclonal protein (IgG kappa) and uremic encephalopathy was screened for malaria due to increasing serum CRP-levels and neurological decline combined with an indistinct travel history. The malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) revealed a positive result; however, no malaria parasites were detected by the pathologist through microscopic evaluation of the thick and thin blood smear. Additional tests were performed to investigate potential causes of the false positive malaria RDT such as the presence of heterophilic antibodies, the monoclonal protein and rheumatoid factor. This case presented a false positive malaria RDT result due to a confirmed interference of heterophilic antibodies. The interference could be omitted using a heterophilic antibody-blocking agent.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2023;14(8):343–6)

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P.24 Rare morphologic phenomena in plasma cell dyscrasia: report of two cases

BJH - volume 11, issue Abstract Book BHS, february 2020

K. Kehoe , S. Weekx PhD, S. Vermeiren MD, K. Ver Elst MD, T. Eyckmans MD, C. Schuermans MD, J. Lemmens MD

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A-122 IS aPTT A GOOD PREDICTOR OF RELIABLE INR IN CHRONIC INTERMITTENT HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS?

BJH - volume 9, issue Abstract Book BSTH, february 2018

K. Ver Elst MD, J. Claessens PhD, PharmD, M. HENCKES , C. SEGHERS , S. Weekx PhD, S. Vermeiren MD

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A-142 MAJOR AUTOANTIBODY REACTIVITY SEROLOGY AND MINOR SYMPTOMS IN A SLE PATIENT : A CASE REPORT

BJH - volume 9, issue Abstract Book BSTH, february 2018

N. Makki , S. Schouwers , S. Vermeiren MD, S. Weekx PhD, K. Ver Elst MD

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P2.09 Prekallikrein deficiency in a 15-year-old boy with Ménière’s disease: a case report

BJH - volume 7, issue Abstract Book BHS, january 2016

M. Criel , F. Declau , C. Schuermans MD, K. Ver Elst MD, S. Vermeiren MD, S. Weekx PhD, J. Lemmens MD

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P4.01 Retrospective study of the significance of positive DAT

BJH - volume 6, issue Abstract Book BHS, january 2015

H. Claerhout MD, K. Ver Elst MD, S. Weekx PhD, S. Vermeiren MD

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P1.03 Comparison of hemoglobin on RapidPoint 500 blood gas analyser (Siemens) to XE-5000 cell counter (Sysmex)

BJH - volume 5, issue Abstract Book BHS, january 2014

J. Jacobs , M. D’Hondt , A. Meskal , S. Vermeiren MD, S. Weekx PhD, K. Ver Elst MD

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