VICTOR A. DIGILIO, M.D.; ADOLF HOCHWALD, M.D.
The renal pathologic lesion following hemolysis of transfused blood has been described many times (Bordley,1 Goldring and Graef2; DeGowin, Warner and Randall3; Dardinski4; Payne5; Witts,6 among others). Lesions of other viscera have also been observed, but reported less frequently (Bordley, Goldring and Graef; Dardinski).
The relationship of intravascular hemolysis to the resulting renal disease and lesions of other viscera does not appear to be clear. Indeed, some difference of opinion still exists relative to the pathogenesis of the so-called transfusion kidney.3
The two cases to be reported herein because of marked differences in the duration of life after the transfusion
DIGILIO VA, HOCHWALD A. SOME UNUSUAL OBSERVATIONS IN POST TRANSFUSION REACTIONS: TWO CASES WITH AUTOPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:745–756. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-4-745
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(4):745-756.
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