transfusion siderosis

transfusion siderosis

Metabolic disease Iron accumulation due to multiple transfusions for intractable anemia linked to thalassemia, BM failure, aggressive CA treatment, often with cardiomyopathy Management Chelation with deferoxamine. See Transfusion.
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Figure 4: Types of adverse transfusion reactions (acute and delayed) Type of transfussion reactions Febrile non-haemolytic transfusion reactions 88.76 Anaphylactic reactions 2.25 Transfusion siderosis 2.25 Circulatory overload 2.25 Haemolytic transfusion reaction 1.12 Allergic - urticaria 1.12 septicemia 1.12 Transfusion related acute lung injury 1.12 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Of the total ATRs reported (89) all were acute reactions to the blood products except transfusion siderosis which was a delayed reaction encountered in only 02/89 (02.25%) of overall reactions.
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