Anti-Vel

Blood Group:

Common:  

Causes HDN: Yes

Critical Titer: 1:16

Information:

Anti-Vel can be difficult to identify. A newborn developed severe jaundice at 3 hours old with HDN, anemia, and an enlarged liver. The infant received two transfusions. Antibodies detected in pregnancy must be identified in order to properly manage any issues due to rare antibodies. [1] 

In another infant, severe jaundice and reticulocytosis was found due to anti-Vel. [2]

Articles:

1 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1304158

2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18598283