Immunological Effects of Blood Transfusion

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CRC Press, Dec 8, 1994 - Medical - 204 pages
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 donor to the recipient and the transfusion-induced alloimmunization of the recipient
  • BT-induced immunomodulatory effects, both beneficial and deleterious
  • Beneficial effects in clinical organ transplantation and in treatment of women with unexplained recurrent abortions
  • Adverse effects of BT in patients undergoing curative surgery for different types of cancer and in patients at risk for bacterial infections
  • Deleterious effects of BT on enhanced tumor growth and infections in experimental animals
  • Attempts by a number of investigators to treat autoimmune diseases by BT in humans and in experimental animals
  • Mechanism(s) of the BT effect from various perspectives, including the component of blood, host factors, and hypotheses for beneficial and damaging effects
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    Contents

    CONTENTS
    3
    Chapter
    12
    References
    13
    INTRODUCTION
    19
    Although too numerous to list completely bacteria which have been reported
    30
    Chapter 3
    43
    Treatment for Unexplained
    63
    Chapter 5
    85
    Chapter 6
    111
    Chapter 7
    127
    Chapter 8
    147
    Index
    187
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