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Does Leukocytosis Get Transferred Through Blood Transfusions
No: Leukocytosis means an elevated white blood cell count. Such a finding most often suggests inflammation or infection. The most usual form of blood transfusion involves giving packed red blood cells. That in & of itself would not cause a leukocytosis. In addition, modern blood banking & transfusion practices ensure sterility of the blood product. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired through outdoor exposure, especially if walking barefoot. It can possibly be aquired through blood transfusion, like cmv, but more likely one has already got it and the immune system handles it. If immunosuppressed, like in aids, it can reactivate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD and blood tx: Yes, HIV is one of std and can be transmitted through blood transfusion as well as contact with body fluids. In, secondary syphilis , spirochetes can be found in blood and can be transmitted through blood transfusion. Hepatitis c also can be transmitted through blood transfusion. ...Read more
Extremely unlikely: Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.6 million. However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: It's very unlikely. First the donor, who appears completely healthy, would have to have cancer cells in their blood, such as with leukemia, and not know it. The donated unit must pass the all the lab tests. Finally the donor and the recipient would have to be a tissue match, not just have compatible blood. The odds there are less than 1 in 10, 000 if the blood is not from a relative. ...Read more
59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV is about 1 in 2 million. The most common adverse event (1%) is fever and hives along with volume overload (TACO) ...Read more
Bacterial: Bacterial contamination of blood products, especially in platelets that are stored at room temperature, is the most common infectious risk of blood transfusion, occurring in approximately 1 of 2000-3000. Others are parasites like Babesia(Babesiosis), Trypanosoma(Chagas), Plasmodium(Malaria), Leishmania(Leishmaniasis), Viral(Hepatitis, Dengue, West Nile, CMV, HTLV) Prion(Creutzfeldt Jakob, vCJD) ...Read more
Typical Reaction: Just like dr. Machtinger stated, blood mismatches can cause itch and rash. But the simple infusion of a "foreign" blood product can stimulate your mast cells to release histamine causing the itch and rash. Unless something more serious happens, maybe they could slow down the infusion rate and/or pre-treat you with an antihistamine to prevent this reaction in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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