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High Cold Agglutinin Titers Reported in Two COVID-19 Case Reports

Two patients with COVID-19 were found to have high cold agglutinin (CA) titers without presenting with hemolytic anemia or thrombosis commonly associated with cold agglutinin disease (CAD), according to a recently published article in the Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis. “Several studies of (cold agglutinin syndrome) associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reported hemolytic anemia and…

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Systemic Mastocytosis Does Not Impact Clinical Course of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

A team of European researchers reported that neither systemic mastocytosis (SM) nor concomitant therapy had a substantial impact on the clinical course of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Findings were published in the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology. SM is a hematological disease characterized by the neoplastic proliferation of mast…

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Vaccination Provides Protection Against Severe COVID-19 in People With MS

A new study on people with multiple sclerosis (MS) shows that their risk for severe COVID-19 is determined primarily by age, disability, and comorbidities, and vaccination protects against severe disease. The study, published in the European Journal of Neurology, noted that anti-CD20 treatment was associated with a moderately increased risk of severe COVID-19, but other…

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COVID-19 Infection Linked With Cytokine Storm in MG

COVID-19 infection has been shown to increase the risk of new-onset myasthenia gravis (MG), myasthenic crisis, respiratory failure, and mortality rates, all due to the presence of a cytokine storm in these individuals, according to a new study published in the Egyptian Journal of Neurology. Some experimental treatments used in patients with MG can worsen…

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Case Series: New-Onset Myasthenia Gravis Follows COVID-19 Vaccine

Researchers from Italy reported 3 cases of new-onset myasthenia gravis after SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination in a report they published in Neurological Sciences. Clinicians should be aware of possible new-onset myasthenia gravis, the authors of the report said, “especially with the current recommendation of booster doses.” The cases presented here are that of 3 men who…

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Case Series: Brain Edema and Death Follow COVID-19 in SCD

Researchers reported the cases of 2 patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) who developed devastating neurologic complications following SARS-CoV-2 infection, which ended in brain edema and death. The study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports highlights the risk of neurologic injury due to COVID-19 patients with SCD. It underscores the…

Vials With the Covid-19 Vaccine and Syringes are Displayed On a Tray at the Corona Vaccination Center

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked With Detection of CAD

Researchers revealed that the global vaccination against COVID-19 has led to the detection of autoimmune hematologic disorders such as cold agglutinin disease (CAD), as published in Vaccines. They noted that while these serious adverse events are rare, they can be life-threatening, and therefore rapid and accurate diagnoses are essential. “Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, like other ones,…

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