Last updated on:July 28th, 2021
You’re looking at an interactive case study from Prognosis: Your Diagnosis (one of four distinct learning formats available in Clinical Odyssey). Try it out, and have fun improving your clinical skills.
A 60 year old man with a history of intermittent rectal bleeding for several months is admitted after his hemoglobin level is found to be 5.5 g/dL. He is not bleeding at the time of admission.
A single unit of packed red cells is transfused cautiously over 4 hours, with a single dose of furosemide administered mid-transfusion.
Half an hour after the transfusion he started to complain of breathlessness, fever and profuse sweating.