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Japanese CAD Patients Face Higher Risk of Blood Clots, Study Finds

Japanese patients with cold agglutinin disease (CAD) are almost three times more likely to develop blood clots compared with people without this autoimmune disorder, a study reports. These findings are in agreement with the results for non-Asian populations, according to the researchers. The study, “Demographic characteristics, thromboembolism…

COVID-19 Thought To Be Cause of CAD in Woman in Case Report

A case report from Michigan suggests that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could cause cold agglutinin disease (CAD). Results showed that appropriate treatment, including folic acid and a steroid, lowered inflammation and nearly corrected levels of blood cells. The report, “Cold agglutinin disease and autoimmune hemolytic…

Study Showcases Wide Range of Clinical, Laboratory Findings in CAD

Researchers found a wide range of demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics when studying eight patients with cold agglutinin disease (CAD). The findings revealed that treatment with corticosteroids, surgical removal of the spleen, and the use of CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) — an antirejection medicine given to transplant patients…