How are acute transfusion reactions typically classified?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FCAP, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Acute transfusion reactions are typically classified into the following entities [7] :

  • Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI)
  • Bacterial contamination and endotoxemia
  • Acute hemolytic reactions
  • Nonhemolytic febrile reactions
  • Allergic reactions

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