Case 59: Infusion of Cold Blood. Should We Worry?
A 2½-year-old boy is admitted to a university hospital for wound debridement, dressing change, and skin graft. Two weeks earlier, he had sustained a 14 % total body surface burn. At the other hospital, the child had undergone several uneventful general anesthetics for wound dressing. He is otherwise healthy and the physical exam reveals no abnormalities. His hematocrit (Hct) is 22 % and his platelets count is normal.
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