Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) following allogeneic stem cell transplant for acute myeloid leukemia.

Ganguly S, Carrum G, Nizzi F, Heslop HE, Popat U
Am J Hematol 2004;75(1):48-51.
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The headline is misleading because TRALI was caused by a platelet concentrate. The main message is that because of a wide differential diagnosis for pulmonary infiltrates after allogeneic stem cell transplantion, TRALI may be underrecognized. TRALI belongs to the main complications of transfusion with a rather high lethality (5-10%).

– Volker Kretschmer

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