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Infections Transmitted by Transfusion

Bacterial infection from contaminated blood or blood products is rare as long as continuous adequate refrigeration is provided. Platelets are especially apt to develop bacterial growth when stored at room temperature. The spirochetes of syphilis usually die after refrigerated storage for 4-5 days. Malaria could be transmitted in blood from infected travelers or immigrants from […]

Immunosuppressive Lymphoproliferative Disorders (ILDs)

These diseases occur predominantly in organ transplant patients and HIV-infected patients, but may appear in patients with congenital immune defects or those having immunosuppressive therapy for other conditions. Some of these lymphoid proliferations are benign, some are malignant, and some are initially benign (using current tests) but later acquire clinical and laboratory evidence of malignancy. […]