• Users Online: 425
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-189

Transfusion of Incompatible Blood

1 Department of Medicine, Katurba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, KMC Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pathology, KMC, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. P Sandesh
Usha Kiran Appartments, Behind Falnir Palace, Mother Theresa Road, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AJIM.AJIM_18_20

Rights and Permissions

Transfusion of incompatible blood is mostly accidental rather than therapeutic. However, at times, we are faced with challenges wherein we need to transfuse incompatible blood. Once such situation arise in autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) if it leads to severe anemia. Here, we report a case of AIHA with hypoxia and hemodynamic instability requiring urgent transfusion and later diagnosed to have systemic lupus erythematosus. In AIHA, typing and crossmatching are very difficult. Therefore, one should use the least incompatible blood if transfusion is indicated for the risk of hemolysis.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded10    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal