Does Hydrochlorothiazide Cause Cold Agglutinin?

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Definition

Agglutinins are antibodies that cause the red blood cells to clump together.

  • Cold agglutinins are active at cold temperatures.
  • Febrile (warm) agglutinins are active at normal body temperatures.

This article discusses the blood test used to measure the level of these antibodies in the blood.


Alternative Names

Cold agglutinins; Weil-Felix reaction; Widal's test; Warm agglutinins


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand....

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