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Adverse Occurrence type:
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Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence:
Fever 102.9 F, dyspnea, chills, hypotension, death.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause:
Staphylococcus lugdunensis was cultured from the patient, the platelet bag, indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
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Complete article in the link below: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5407a2.htm Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention (2005). Fatal bacterial infections associated with platelet transfusions--United States, 2004. MMWR Morv Mortal Wkly Rep 54(7):168-70.