A Journal of the University of Malta Medical School

Volume 29, Issue 3    (go to table of contents)

Case Report

Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury Case Report and Literature Review

Stephanie Attard, Denise Borg, John Mamo, Sandro Vella

Malta Medical Journal, 2017: 3; 37

Blood transfusion is a common procedure that usually goes without complications. However, adverse transfusion reactions should not be overlooked. Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-related fatalities and is characterized by the onset of acute respiratory distress in the form of noncardiogenic pulmonary oedema. We hereby report the case of a 28 year old Jamaican lady who developed acute onset dyspnoea, tachycardia and hypoxaemia following transfusion of fresh frozen plasma and red cell concentrates.

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