Yersinia enterocolitica septicemia in autologous blood transfusion.

TitleYersinia enterocolitica septicemia in autologous blood transfusion.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsHaditsch M, Binder L, Gabriel C, Muller-Uri P, Watschinger R, Mittermayer H
Pagination907 - 9
Date Published1994
ISBN Number0041-1132
Other Numberswdn, 0417360
Keywords*Blood Transfusion, Autologous/ae [Adverse Effects], *Yersinia enterocolitica, *Yersinia Infections/tm [Transmission], Erythrocytes/mi [Microbiology], Humans, Male, Middle Aged

BACKGROUND: Increasingly, autologous blood transfusions are used in elective surgical procedures to avoid the risk of infection due to allogeneic blood transfusion., CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old patient had to undergo the implantation of a total right hip endoprosthesis. During the transfusion of 1 unit of autologous packed red cells, the patient experienced high temperature and shock, which necessitated his observation in the intensive care unit for several days. Yersinia enterocolitica (type O:9) was isolated from the packed red cells, from the unit of fresh-frozen plasma separated from the same donation, and from one blood culture drawn from the patient. With appropriate therapy, the patient recovered without sequelae., CONCLUSION: Although autologous blood transfusions are safe with respect to transmission of human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis B and C infections, the risk of bacterial septicemia remains.

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