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Cold Agglutinin Titer

Cold agglutinins are IgM antibodies which agglutinate red blood cells at cold temperatures between 0 and 30oC. They usually bind to polysaccharides on the RBC surface. The most common targets on the RBC membrane are the I and i blood group antigens.…

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Tropheryma whipplei

Whipple’s disease is caused by infection with Tropheryma whipplei, which is a ubiquitous environmental organism. The bacterium has been identified in fecal samples in up to 20% of asymptomatic persons, but clinical manifestations of infection occur…

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Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection caused by an orthopoxvirus, which is a relatively large DNA virus that is related to smallpox. Monkeypox received its name because it was discovered in a group of laboratory monkeys in 1958. However, rodents, and…