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January 12, 1979

Anomalous Blood Typing From Impersonation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology (Drs Littler and Silverman), Wayne County General Hospital, Eloise, Mich, and the University of Michigan Medical School (Drs Littler and Silverman), Ann Arbor, Mich. Dr Littler is now with the Alpena General Hospital, Alpena, Mich.

JAMA. 1979;241(2):159-160. doi:10.1001/jama.1979.03290280039024

Biological, factitious, and technical reasons have previously been reported for real or apparent changes in blood type. In two cases, an apparent change in blood type resulted from a previous impersonation of the patient by a different person.

(JAMA 241:159-160, 1979)