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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 97-102

Transfusion reactions in neonates and pediatrics: How and why are they different?


1 Department of Transfusion Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Neonatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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Nishad Plakkal
Department of Neonatology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ajts.ajts_27_22

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Neonates and children are physically as well as physiologically different from adults. They are immunologically vulnerable, and the effects of transfusion can be longstanding, including with respect to their development. The transfusion reactions in children differ from those in adults in the type of reactions, incidence, and severity. The incidence is more than that in adults for the common type of reactions noted in children. Transfusion reactions are most commonly associated with platelets, followed by plasma and red blood cell transfusions in children. Febrile, allergic, and hypotensive reactions or volume overload are the common types in children. Standardizing pediatric adverse transfusion reaction definitions and criteria are necessary to improve studies and reports. Several modifications are needed to be adapted for transfusing blood products in neonates and children to evade the reactions as much as possible and make transfusion safer in this vulnerable population. This article provides a brief articulation of the transfusion reactions in neonatal and pediatric populations describing how they are different from adults.


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