Case Report: Avoiding Unneeded Transfusions Key in Patient Care

Case Report: Avoiding Unneeded Transfusions Key in Patient Care

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Case Report: Avoiding Unneeded Transfusions Key in Patient Care

Accurately diagnosing cold agglutinin disease (CAD) and managing anemia without unnecessary blood transfusions are key patient care aspects of the disorder that should be considered by physicians, a recent case study highlighted. Not giving unneeded blood can help health care providers “avert … secondary injury caused by adverse reactions to blood transfusion,” the researchers wrote. “Blood transfusion is only suitable for patients with a hemolytic crisis” — when large numbers of red blood cells are…

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