Case 19 – update 6

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The team have correctly identified that the patient is having a delayed transfusion reaction.  The fevers she complained of initially may have been due to this but concurrent infection may be difficult to rule out as neutropenic patients frequently have no localising signs.  She has a transfusion with E negative blood and has no further evidence of haemolysis.


  • How do people develop antibodies? Can this be prevented?
  • Who should this be reported to?

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