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student-2
07-04-2007, 02:51 PM
Immediately after infusing one unit of blood the patient develops a dramatic wheeze and points to his neck in distress. You notice also a general new onset of "redness".

Question- what is your next step
for extra brownie points discuss this event and underlying possibilities.

student-2
07-07-2007, 11:54 AM
CLUE- The situation described is a Type I hypersensitivity reaction

student-2
07-16-2007, 01:02 PM
Give epinephrine to counter the anaphylactic reaction witnessed.

Mechanism:
IgA deficiency..........

For brownie points- before doing what test should you always test for IgA deficiency otherwise your test is irrelevant?







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