Q. How did I get positive Jkb antibodies?

Answered by
Dr. Uphar Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 10, 2016

Hi doctor,

I received a notice after my child's birth as I am positive for Jkb antibodies. Is there a treatment for this? What can a doctor do for this? Does this affect future pregnancy? Where does this come from? How did I get it? I have always been anemic and had Iron supplement. I am not sure whether this is related. I have attached my laboratory reports for your reference.

Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Internal Medicine
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Taking Iron supplementation and being anemic are not connected to Jkb antibodies.
  • This is genetic and rarely expresses itself, so rarely seen. It is a rare immunological disorder and it rarely causes lysis of red blood cells in renal medulla due to high urine in there.
  • Now, if your child is currently doing well, then you do not need to worry as the problem in children does come when they are in the uterus.
  • The problem for the child as such is very rare, but may affect them when they are very old. So, no worries now basically.
  • Your doctor needs to do regular ultrasound scan during your future pregnancies to see how the child is growing up.
  • The good thing is as the levels are decreasing as per the report you need not do anything at all (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

For further information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician

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