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Prague Med Rep. 2012;113(4):294-8.

Transfusion-related acute lung injury: report of two cases.

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  • 1Faculty of Medicine, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic. zuzana.cermakova@fno.cz


Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is a severe life-threatening complication of blood transfusion, characterized by acute lung injury developing within 2-6 h of transfusion. However, TRALI is difficult to diagnose, and the initial report or suspicion of TRALI depends on close collaboration between clinical departments and transfusion centres. A total of 17 adverse post-transfusion reactions were reported to the Blood Centre of the University Hospital Ostrava as suspected TRALI between 2005 and 2010. We report two cases of serious TRALI with different pathogenetic mechanisms.

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