Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: In the study by Dr Kopko and
colleagues,1 5 of the 15 reported cases
were in patients diagnosed with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. The authors
do not comment, however, about whether there might be any significance to
this association. I am interested in the authors' thoughts about whether such
patients may be at higher risk of TRALI.
Distenfeld A. Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury. JAMA. 2002;288(3):315-316. doi:10.1001/jama.288.3.311