What are the physical findings suggestive of anaphylactic transfusion reactions?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FCAP, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Allergic reactions typically comprise maculopapular rash and/or urticaria without fever or hypotension. Anaphylactic reactions manifest as follows:

  • Dyspnea
  • Wheezing
  • Anxiety
  • Hypotension without fever
  • Bronchospasm in severe cases

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!