Acute Hemolytic Reaction

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Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction

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An acute hemolytic transfusion reaction (AHTR) is a type of transfusion reaction that is associated with hemolysis.
It occurs very soon after the transfusion.[1]
It is also known as an "immediate hemolytic transfusion reaction".[2]
About 20 annual deaths are due to AHTR.[3]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Covin RB, Evans KS, Olshock R, Thompson HW (2001). "Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction caused by anti-Coa". Immunohematology 17 (2): 45–9. PMID 15373591. 
  2. ^ Molthan L, Matulewicz TJ, Bansal-Carver B, Benz EJ (1984). "An immediate hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-C and a delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-Ce+e: hemoglobinemia, hemoglobinuria and transient impaired renal function". Vox Sang. 47 (5): 348–53. doi:10.1111/j.1423-0410.1984.tb04138.x. PMID 6438912. 
  3. ^ "Complications of Transfusion: Transfusion Medicine: Merck Manual Professional". http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec11/ch146/ch146e.html#sec11-ch146-ch146d-1082.
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