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Type I ABO discrepancy due to missing antibody attributable to anti-snake venom in two patients: A rare presentation

      ABO discrepancy is encountered when there is a mismatch between the forward (red cell) and reverse (serum) typing. Discrepancies may arise due to various factors such as clerical/technical errors, age, the underlying disease condition and on-going treatment. It is extremely important to resolve the cases of ABO discrepancy to ensure safe transfusion practices [

      Harmening DM. Modern Blood Banking and Transfusion Practices, 6th edition. Philadelphia: F.A Davis. Pg 135–143.

      ]. Here we report two cases of missing antibody attributable to administration of anti-snake venom (ASV) for management of snake bite in two patients.

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