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Repeated large-dose haptoglobin therapy in an extensively burned patient: case report.

Abstract
The case of a 24-year-old man who sustained a 100% body surface area burn and inhalation injury is presented. Hemoglobinuria reappeared 2 hours after haptoglobin was first administered. In addition to individualized fluid resuscitation and plasma administration, a large dose of haptoglobin was repeatedly administered while we monitored for occult blood in the centrifuged urine. As a result, postburn shock and acute renal failure were prevented.
AuthorsH Imaizumi, K Tsunoda, N Ichimiya, T Okamoto, A Namiki
JournalThe Journal of emergency medicine (J Emerg Med) 1994 Jan-Feb Vol. 12 Issue 1 Pg. 33-7 ISSN: 0736-4679 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID8163802 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Haptoglobins
Topics
  • Acute Kidney Injury (physiopathology, prevention & control)
  • Adult
  • Burns (complications, therapy)
  • Burns, Inhalation (therapy)
  • Haptoglobins (therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Kidney Function Tests
  • Male
  • Resuscitation
  • Shock, Traumatic (prevention & control)

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