Peanut Allergy Attack from a Blood Transfusion

On May 19,2011, The New England Journal of Medicine published an article presenting a case where a 6-year-old boy with leukemia and severe allergy to peanuts, had an anaphylactic reaction caused by a platelet transfusion.

Although he recovered within 30 minutes after resuscitation with adrenaline the question remained, what could possibly have cause an allergic reaction during a transfusion?

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Date Added: August 2, 2011 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Press — webedit @ 1:00 pm

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