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Other Transfusion Problems

As noted in Chapter 9, concentrated immune gamma globulin (IV-GG) may contain red cell antibodies and also antibodies against various infectious agents such as hepatitis viruses, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus. Enough IV-GG may be transfused so that the transfused antibodies are detectable in recipient serum. This may cause problems in differential diagnosis of infection and […]

Examination Of Wright-Stained Peripheral Blood Smear

This procedure gives a vast amount of information. It allows visual estimation of the amount of hemoglobin in the RBCs and the overall size of the RBCs. In addition, alterations in size, shape, and structure of individual RBCs or WBCs are visible, which may have diagnostic significance in certain diseases. Pathologic early forms of the […]