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Pseudo-Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction After Intravenous Iron Dextran Infusion

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Intravenous infusion of iron-dextran (Imferon) imparts a reddish-brown color to the plasma which may mimic intravascular hemolysis. If the infusion is given about the same time as a blood transfusion, then a hemolytic transfusion reaction may be suspected.

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