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What is a blood transfusion reaction?

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many things

The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process.
This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reacting to proteins in the blood being transfused.

In brief: Many things

The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process.
This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reacting to proteins in the blood being transfused.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immunologic or not

Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed.
These are some: hemolytic; febrile, non-hemolytic; bacterial contamination (septic shock); anaphylaxis; transfusion-related acute lung injury (trali); transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco); graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd); iron overload; infections.

In brief: Immunologic or not

Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed.
These are some: hemolytic; febrile, non-hemolytic; bacterial contamination (septic shock); anaphylaxis; transfusion-related acute lung injury (trali); transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco); graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd); iron overload; infections.
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Google

Fever chills and so on red blood cells are destroyed by the patient's immune system.

In brief: Google

Fever chills and so on red blood cells are destroyed by the patient's immune system.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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