An unusual febrile nonhemolytic reaction occurred after transfusion in a thalassemia major patient with asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions occur in 0.12% of transfusions, usually during transfusion or within 4 to 6 hours after transfusion and are not medically dangerous. CASE REPORT A patient with thalassemia from Togo with asymptomatic malaria in which the infection became clinically manifest only after blood transfusion, mimicking a… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.02853.x

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