The effect of transfusions on the incidence of bacterial infection

L. B. Scorza, J. P. Waymack, Basil A Pruitt

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Abstract

The use of blood transfusions has been a art of medical practice for over half a century. The efficacy of blood and blood products in patients in hypovolemic shock from trauma or operative procedures has been well established. During the past quarter century, it has been demonstrated that blood transfusions administered prior to transplantation decrease the frequency and severity of allograft rejection. More recent work has indicated that this beneficial effect is the result of the transfusion inducing a state of immunosuppression in the recipient. A number of reports have suggested that this posttransfusion immunosuppression may result in an increased susceptibility to bacterial infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-339
Number of pages3
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume155
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Bacterial Infections
Blood Transfusion
Immunosuppression
Incidence
Operative Surgical Procedures
Art
Allografts
Shock
Transplantation
Wounds and Injuries

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Scorza, L. B., Waymack, J. P., & Pruitt, B. A. (1990). The effect of transfusions on the incidence of bacterial infection. Military Medicine, 155(7), 337-339.

The effect of transfusions on the incidence of bacterial infection. / Scorza, L. B.; Waymack, J. P.; Pruitt, Basil A.

In: Military Medicine, Vol. 155, No. 7, 1990, p. 337-339.

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Scorza, LB, Waymack, JP & Pruitt, BA 1990, 'The effect of transfusions on the incidence of bacterial infection', Military Medicine, vol. 155, no. 7, pp. 337-339.
Scorza LB, Waymack JP, Pruitt BA. The effect of transfusions on the incidence of bacterial infection. Military Medicine. 1990;155(7):337-339.
Scorza, L. B. ; Waymack, J. P. ; Pruitt, Basil A. / The effect of transfusions on the incidence of bacterial infection. In: Military Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 155, No. 7. pp. 337-339.
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