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Septic transfusion reaction associated with platelets contaminated with Staphylococcus Aureus

A review of a case of sepsis due to platelet contamination reported by Canadian observers in an article recently published in the journal Transfusion. Interestingly, the authors observe that although very high levels of the Gram-positive species Staphylococcus aureus were present in the transfused unit, onset of sepsis was delayed by 2.5 hours after the platelet transfusion was started.
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