Bacterial contamination of platelet components: potential solutions to prevent transfusion-related sepsis.

@article{Corash2011BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial contamination of platelet components: potential solutions to prevent transfusion-related sepsis.},
  author={L Corash},
  journal={Expert review of hematology},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={509-25}
}
Bacterial contamination of platelet components (PC) is the most prevalent risk for transfusion-transmitted infection. Based on the recent studies with optimal culture methods of expired PC, the prevalence of bacterial contamination is estimated to occur in approximately one in 750 to one in 1000 PC. Only within the last few years have the magnitude of the risks and the range of clinical outcomes associated with bacterial contamination been extensively characterized. Despite increased… CONTINUE READING