What are the complications of acute hemolytic transfusion reactions?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FCAP, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Acute hemolytic reactions (antibody mediated): Renal failure and DIC are potential complications for patients who survive the initial acute reaction.

Acute hemolytic reactions (non–antibody mediated): Transfusion of serologically compatible but hemolyzed red cells results in acute hemoglobinemia and hemoglobinuria. Rarely, short- or long-term complications occur.

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