A rare but severe complication of filgrastim in a healthy donor: Splenic rupture


AKYOL G. , Pala C. , Yildirim A., Keklika M., Demir K., Dortdudak S. , ...More

TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE, vol.50, no.1, pp.53-55, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transci.2013.07.036
  • Title of Journal : TRANSFUSION AND APHERESIS SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-55

Abstract

Background: Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is widely administered to donors who provide peripheral blood stem cells (PBSCs) for individuals who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplants. G-CSF administration is associated with a small but definite risks of serious adverse events like splenic rupture.