Advertisement

The Red Pee

  • Mark T. Friedman
  • Kamille A. West
  • Peyman Bizargity
  • Kyle Annen
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
Chapter

Abstract

A 55-year-old man with B-cell lymphoma and history of a warm autoantibody and a cold autoanti-I antibody reactive at 4 °C but no alloantibodies is admitted to the hospital for workup of fever of unknown origin. The patient has received red blood cell (RBC) and platelet transfusions in the hospital in the past but none in the prior 3 months. An ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulant sample is submitted to the blood bank for type and screen along with a request for crossmatch of one irradiated RBC unit; the patient’s hemoglobin (Hgb) is noted to be 7.0 g/dL at the time of the request.

Keywords

Blood warmer Cold autoimmune hemolytic anemia Hypotonic solution Hypertonic solution Mechanical hemolysis Non-immune acute hemolysis Osmotic hemolysis Thermal hemolysis 

References

  1. 1.
    Jung SH, Kim SW, Kim DM, Ju CI. Fatal rhabdomyolysis following spine surgery in a morbidly obese patient: a case report. Korean J Spine. 2014;11(4):238–40.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Keir AK, Hansen AL, Callum J, Jankov RP, Acker JP. Coinfusion of dextrose-containing fluids and red blood cells does not adversely affect in vitro red blood cell quality. Transfusion. 2014;54(8):2068–76.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Recommended Reading

  1. Mazzei CA, Popovsky MA, Kopko PM. Noninfectious complications of blood transfusion. In: Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Hillyer CD, Westhoff CM, editors. Technical manual. 18th ed. Bethesda: AABB; 2014. p. 675–6.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark T. Friedman
    • 1
  • Kamille A. West
    • 2
  • Peyman Bizargity
    • 3
  • Kyle Annen
    • 4
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Icahn School of MedicineMount Sinai Health SystemNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Transfusion MedicineNational Institutes of Health Clinical CenterBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular & Human GeneticsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA

Personalised recommendations