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Transient thrombocytopenia after incompatible red blood transfusion in an infant girl with autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
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PMID:  16641534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on 5-month-old girl with severe autoimmune hemolytic anemia (hemoglobin 2.9 g/dl, positive direct Coombs test) in whom thrombocytopenia developed after red blood cell transfusion. The platelet count was 62.1 x 10(4)/mm3 on admission and rapidly fell to 6.0 x 10(4)/mm3 rapidly after transfusion of incompatible red blood cells with intravenous predonisolone administration. No increased hemolysis or alloimmunization was observed after transfusion. The platelet count and hemoglobin levels gradually improved over 8 weeks with corticosteroid therapy. We suspect that the thrombocytopenia in our patient was transfusion-induced.
Takeshi Asano; Shinya Koizumi; Osamu Fujino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Nippon Medical School = Nippon Ika Daigaku zasshi     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1345-4676     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nippon Med Sch     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-07-21     Revised Date:  2012-09-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100935589     Medline TA:  J Nippon Med Sch     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Chiba-Hokusoh Hospital, Nippon Medical School, Inba-gun, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / therapy*
Blood Group Incompatibility / complications*
Erythrocyte Transfusion / adverse effects*
Thrombocytopenia / etiology*

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