Bacterial contamination

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Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
48 hours
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Fever was associated with bacteremia in two cases, but no irreversible clinical sequelae were noted.
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Positive blood cultures within 48 hours of transfusion. As part of the study bacterial cultures were performed at sequential time points during the processing showing that contamination of hematopoietic stem cell components can be introduced before or during manipulation as well as at thawing.
Imputability grade: 
Not Assessable
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