Any acute or subacute adverse reaction that develops as a consequence of the administration of blood components
Types include the following:
Acute reactions: hemolytic, febrile, allerg...
Abdominal or flank pain
Pink or tea-colored urine
Fever, chills 1 to 6 hours after transfusion
Stop transfusion immediately.
Supportive care with hydration, pressors, and diuretics to maintain circulation and urine output
Posttransfusion hepatitis: caused by hepatitis B or C viruses, others
AIDS: caused by HIV
Symptomatic infection in patients with inherited or acquired immu...
Delaney M, Wendel S, Bercovitz RS, et al. Transfusion reactions: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Lancet. 2016;388(10061):2825–2836. [View Abstract on OvidInsights]
999.80 Transfusion reaction, unspecified
999.83 Hemolytic transfusion reaction, incompatibility unspecified
999.89 Other transfusion reaction
518.7 Transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI)
Q: What is the risk of acquiring certain viral infections?
A: Hepatitis B: 1:300,000 transfused units; hepatitis C: 1:1,800,000 transfused units; HIV: 1:2,300,000 transfused units
Q: What is the ris...
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