post-transfusion syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1742
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A definition of the term "post-transfusion syndrome" is presented. It refers to a medical condition consisting of fever, splenomegaly, atypical lymphocytes, abnormal liver function tests, and occasionally a skin rash. After 3 to 5 weeks of transfusion or perfusion with fresh blood, post-transfusion syndrome appears.


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