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Allergic Reaction Following Infusion of Blood Products Through Intravenous Infusion Equipment Sterilized in Ethylene Oxide Gas

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Leitman et al reported patients who developed allergic symptoms following plasmapheresis using equipment sterilized in ethylene oxide gas. Similar reactions have been reported in patients undergoing hemodialysis. Ethylene oxide may remain on certain plastics after the sterilization process, and some may be infused in with the blood product.

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