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Bacterial contamination of random-donor platelets in a university hospital in the midwestern region of Brazil.

Authors
  • Cunha, Geraldo
  • Leão, Lara
  • Pimenta, Fabiana
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2008
Volume
48
Issue
2
Pages
282–285
Identifiers
PMID: 18005324
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PLT concentrates were contaminated with bacteria in 0.4 percent of tested units, which represents a potential risk to patients and a public health problem. Regarding the contaminant microorganisms, a predominance of Gram-negative agents was observed (62.5%).

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