Image of the Week: Complications During a Fresh Frozen Plasma Transfusion - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: Complications During a Fresh Frozen Plasma Transfusion

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A 40-year-old carpenter with a history of hepatitis C and cirrhosis is brought to the emergency room after she cut her hand on a circular saw. Her INR is 3.5, and a transfusion of fresh frozen plasma is initiated. During the course of the transfusion, she develops a fever and rigors but no other symptoms.

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