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Febrile Nonhemolytic Transfusion Reactions

Patricia Donahue Baldwin
CJON 2002, 6(3), 171-174 DOI: 10.1188/02.CJON.171-172

Febrile nonhemolytic transfusion reactions (FNHTRs) are the development of an otherwise unexplained temperature increase of > 1°C or 2°F from baseline or the onset of chills or rigors in a patient who is receiving a transfusion. FNHTRs also may develop in patients who have completed a transfusion within the past four to six hours.

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