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An acute hemolytic transfusion reaction (AHTR) is a type of transfusion reaction that is associated with hemolysis.

It occurs very soon after the transfusion.[1]

It is also known as an "immediate hemolytic transfusion reaction".[2]

About 20 annual deaths are due to AHTR. [3]

References

  1. ^ Covin RB, Evans KS, Olshock R, Thompson HW (2001). "Acute hemolytic transfusion reaction caused by anti-Coa". Immunohematology 17 (2): 45–9. PMID 15373591.  
  2. ^ Molthan L, Matulewicz TJ, Bansal-Carver B, Benz EJ (1984). "An immediate hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-C and a delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction due to anti-Ce+e: hemoglobinemia, hemoglobinuria and transient impaired renal function". Vox Sang. 47 (5): 348–53.  
  3. ^ "Complications of Transfusion: Transfusion Medicine: Merck Manual Professional". http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec11/ch146/ch146e.html#sec11-ch146-ch146d-1082.  
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