What is the role of antihistamines in the treatment of transfusion reactions?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FACP, FCAP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Use an antihistamine to ameliorate allergic reactions to plasma. These agents serve as adjuncts to epinephrine and other standard measures for therapy of anaphylaxis related to transfusions of plasma-containing blood products.


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