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Immunological Effects of Blood Transfusion Dharam P. Singal

Immunological Effects of Blood Transfusion

Dharam P. Singal

Published December 8th 1994
ISBN : 9780849347900
Hardcover
194 pages
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This concise monograph examines the novel and distinct feature of blood transfusion (BT). It critically reviews the areas of major concern to the public and scientific/medical community. Topics include:Transmission of disease(s) from the blood donorMoreThis concise monograph examines the novel and distinct feature of blood transfusion (BT). It critically reviews the areas of major concern to the public and scientific/medical community. Topics include:Transmission of disease(s) from the blood donor to the recipient and the transfusion-induced alloimmunization of the recipientBT-induced immunomodulatory effects, both beneficial and deleteriousBeneficial effects in clinical organ transplantation and in treatment of women with unexplained recurrent abortionsAdverse effects of BT in patients undergoing curative surgery for different types of cancer and in patients at risk for bacterial infectionsDeleterious effects of BT on enhanced tumor growth and infections in experimental animalsAttempts by a number of investigators to treat autoimmune diseases by BT in humans and in experimental animalsMechanism(s) of the BT effect from various perspectives, including the component of blood, host factors, and hypotheses for beneficial and damaging effects