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Medical Term:

transfusion-related acute lung injury

 

Definition: adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurring within 4 hours of transfusion. The estimated frequency is 1 in 5000 transfusions and the mechanism remains poorly understood. The prognosis is much better than with most other cases of ARDS.

See Also: adult respiratory distress syndrome

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