Blood Exchange Protocol in Child’s Surgery Helps Prevent Complications

Blood Exchange Protocol in Child’s Surgery Helps Prevent Complications

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Blood Exchange Protocol in Child’s Surgery Helps Prevent Complications

A child with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) — marked by skin hypersensitivity to sunlight and sometimes artificial light — underwent cardiac surgery with minimal issues due to a blood exchange protocol that prevented photosensitivity effects and potential hemolysis, or the destruction of red blood cells, according to a recent case report. “During any operation involving cardiopulmonary bypass, blood flows through tubing outside the body and hence is extensively exposed to operating theatre lights. This places EPP…

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