Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

SARS-CoV-2 virus may have induced toddler’s severe AIHA

A 2-year-old, healthy girl developed a severe, mixed form of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) as a result of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, a case study reports. While AIHA — a group of rare autoimmune conditions that include cold agglutinin disease (CAD) — secondary to COVID-19…

Physicians’ search for blood cancer reveals secondary CAD

A case of cold agglutinin disease (CAD) secondary to a type of blood cancer called B-cell lymphoma was confirmed after carefully examining blood samples under the microscope, a study reports. The case study illustrates the “importance of microscopic observation in the exploration of undergoing causes of cold agglutination,” the researchers…