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July 17, 2002

Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;288(3):315-316. doi:10.1001/jama.288.3.311

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.