Convulsion after blood transfusion in four p-thalassemia intermedia patients

GÜRGEY A., Kalaya Ó., Giimriik F., ÇETİN M., Altay C.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, vol.11, no.5, pp.549-552, 1994 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/08880019409141694
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.549-552
  • Keywords: Blood transfusion, Convulsion, βthalassemia
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Four children with βthalassemia intermedia ages 7 toll years developed a clinical picture characterized by headache, hypertension, convulsion, and cerebral hemorrhage after blood transfusion. Successive tramfusions did not result in a similar picture. Factors responsible for this syndrome are discussed. © 1994 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.