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Old Wed Apr 13, 2011, 05:32 AM
Neel Neel is offline
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fever after platelet transfusion

HI all,

My father had platelet transfusion ysday evening, he developed fever in the night with chill (temp was arnd 100) , the temp in the morning was normal. however he is having on and off mild fever. Any inputs ?


Father age 64 diagnosed with MDS RAEB-2, with 15%-18% blasts in October 2010. Only had blood and platelet transfusions. Ayurvedic treatment which showed result for arnd 5 months. Started Tahlidomide 100 mg started on 22 nd April 2011. Revolade 50 mg started on 2 nd april 2012.
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Old Wed Apr 13, 2011, 12:19 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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That's not unusual. Increased temperatures are a common side effect of blood and platelet transfusions. Medicine to reduce fever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) are often given symptomatically or prophylactically.
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