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Transfusion complications in thalassemia patients: a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CME).

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland, California; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York; Children's Hospital Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta, Georgia; Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. , (Georgia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Transfusion
1537-2995
Publication Date
Volume
54
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/trf.12348
PMID: 23889533
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Hemosiderosis, transfusion reactions, and infections continue to be major problems in thalassemia. New pathogens were noted. National guidelines for RBC phenotyping and preparation are needed to decrease transfusion-related morbidity.

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