Difference between revisions of "Transfusion-related acute lung injury"

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**Strop transfusion
*Strop transfusion
**Treat like [[ARDS]]
*Treat like [[ARDS]]
**Avoid diuresis
*Avoid diuresis

Revision as of 20:59, 4 February 2016


  • Due to granulocyte recruitment and degranulation within the lung
  • More common with FFP and platelet transfusions (extremely rare with pRBC transfusion alone)
    • pRBCs do contain residual plasma and can have TRALI

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Transfusion Reaction Types

Acute allergic reaction


  • Time Frame: abrupt to within 6 hours of transfusion initiation


  • Strop transfusion
  • Treat like ARDS
  • Avoid diuresis


  • Bilateral pulmonary infiltrates due to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema within 6h of transfusion

See Also

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