Preanesthesia transfusion and sickle cell anemia patients: Case report and controversies.

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  • Preoperative transfusion of sickle cell anemia (SCA) patients prior to general anesthesia is considered a routine procedure to ensure adequate levels of normal adult hemoglobin A to prevent a sickle cell crisis. Blood transfusion risks have led some clinicians to question this procedure. A case report is presented in which a SCA patient developed a delayed hemolytic reaction from a transfusion given prior to dental treatment under general anesthesia. The controversy of transfusion in this patient group is presented Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
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  • John B; Thornton, DMD, MA; Deirdre R; Sams, DDS, MS
  • Start Page

  • 254
  • End Page

  • 257
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 6