Kell blood group system


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Kell blood group system

[′kel ′bləd ‚grüp ‚sis·təm]
(immunology)
A family of antigens found in erythrocytes and designated K, k, Kpa, Kpb, and Ku; antibodies to the K antigen, which occurs in about 10% of the population of England, have been associated with hemolytic transfusion reactions and with hemolytic disease.
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