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Tranfusion-transmitted disease

Pathogen inactivation and transfusion

Reviewer: Huy Phu Pham, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 November 2011, last major update September 2011
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● Additional layer of protection from known and unknown infectious agents (Semin Hematol 2007;44:32), such as leukoreduction (filtration), chemicals and mechanical agents (heat, radiation, fractionation)
● Techniques may damage blood products or have their own side effects
● Examples: Methylene blue for fresh frozen plasma (Vox Sang 2007;92:319), photochemical treatment with amotosalen and ultraviolet A for parvovirus B19 (Transfusion 2007;47:1062), S-303 for red cells (Transfusion 2006;46:1778)

Additional references

Arch Pathol Lab Med 2007;131:719, Transfus Apher Sci 2006;35:189, Transfus Apher Sci 2006;35:83 (plasma), Best Pract Res Clin Haematol 2006;19:205

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