Transfusion support to Dengue patients in a hospital based blood transfusion service in north India

Rajendra Chaudhary, Dheeraj Khetan, Seema Sinha, Pratul Sinha, Atul Sonker, Prashant Pandey, Sudipta Sekhar Das, Prashant Agarwal, Vijaylaxmi Ray

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Abstract

We evaluated transfusion requirements in a retrospective study of 245 patients with various categories of Dengue infection. The majority (155/245) of our patients were of the Dengue fever (DF) category. There was no correlation between clinical bleed and platelet count as 81 non-bleeding patients were having counts <20 × 103/μL. Coagulopathy was observed in 37% of the patients with Dengue hemorrhagic fever or Dengue shock syndrome. A rapid response to platelet and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion was observed in all cases. However, inappropriate transfusion was a major concern as transfusion of 21.5% platelet concentrates was considered inappropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dengue
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Transfusion

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