Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Key Steps Can Lower Risk of CAD Complications During Surgery

The case of an 80-year-old man with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) who underwent abdominal surgery to remove his gallbladder was described in a recent report. Its investigators highlighted steps that can be taken to minimize the risk of CAD-related complications during surgery, such as increasing the temperature of the…

Case Report Highlights Possible CAD, COVID-19 Link

The case of a man with COVID-19 who temporarily developed elevated levels of cold agglutinins — the self-reactive antibodies that cause cold agglutinin disease (CAD) — was described in a recent report. According to researchers, this is the third known case of elevated cold agglutinin levels documented in…

Antibody Modification May Drive Antibody-linked Diseases Like CAD

A type of protein modification called glycosylation is associated with higher levels of disease-causing antibodies in cold agglutinin disease (CAD), new research suggests. The findings highlight the role that antibody modifications play in antibody-driven diseases like CAD, researchers said. The study, “In from the cold: M‐protein…