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Mismatched transfusion of 8 AB0-incompatible units of packed red blood cells in a patient with acute intermittent porphyria

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Author(s): Rudlof Burkard | Just Burkhard | Deitenbeck Robert | Ehmann Thomas

Journal: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
ISSN 1658-354X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 101;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Incompatible transfusion | porphyria | mixed field reaction | molecular genetic diagnostic

ABSTRACT
We report on a patient with acute intermittent porphyria, who received 8 AB0 incompatible units of packed red blood cells in an emergency situation. She never showed any signs of severe intravascular haemolysis. The patient died after four weeks because of a multi-organ failure caused from the malpractice of the porphyria. The problems of bedside testing, mixing field reaction, fresh frozen plasma and molecular-genetic determination of bloodgroup were discussed.

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