Sep
2002

Transfusion-related alloimmune neutropenia: an undescribed complication of blood transfusion.

Wallis JP, Haynes S, Stark G, Green FA, Lucas GF, Chapman CE
Lancet 2002;360(9339):1073-1074.
NATA Rating :
Review by : Kretschmer V
NATA Review
Interesting, but very rare adverse reaction that needs not be treated as long as no bacterial infection complicates the situation. Then antibiotics are the therapy of choice, and not granulocyte colony stimulating factor as used in the report, because granulocytopoiesis is normal.

– V. Kretschmer