Veronique Baussaud, MD; Herve Mentec, MD; Christine Fourcade, MD
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Baussaud V., Mentec H., Fourcade C.; Hemolysis after Autologous Transfusion. Ann Intern Med. 1996;124:931-932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-124-10-199605150-00031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1996;124(10):931-932.
TO THE EDITOR:
Although autologous blood transfusion is safe, the procedure requires caution [1, 2]. We describe a 65-year-old man who presented with abrupt-onset hemolysis and acute renal failure after autologous blood transfusion during a total hip replacement for coxarthrosis. One month before presentation, when blood had been taken for autologous transfusion, the transfusion center found a low titer of a cryoagglutinin antibody that was at the limit of significance. No reaction was observed during infusion of autologous blood. Two days after surgery, the patient developed hemolysis and acute renal failure. The patient was referred to our intensive care unit for hemodialysis.
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