Massive blood transfusion in a patient with immunoglobulin a deficiency undergoing cesarean delivery

Christopher Steel, Sonia Vaida, Berend Mets

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Abstract

Patients with immunoglobulin (Ig)A deficiency develop autoantibodies against IgA, which render them vulnerable to severe anaphylactic reactions when transfused with conventional blood or blood products containing IgA. In this report, we describe a patient with IgA deficiency and placenta accreta undergoing emergency cesarean delivery who required massive blood transfusion. We discuss the workup and treatment options in patients with known IgA deficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1088-1090
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume110
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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