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Postgraduate Education Corner: PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE PEARLS |

A 29-Year-Old Woman With Sudden Anemia and Arterial Oxygen Desaturation*

Duane J. Funk, MD; Alison S. Clay, MD
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*From Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Correspondence to: Duane J. Funk, MD, Box 3094, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Durham, NC 27710; e-mail: duane.funk@duke.edu



Chest. 2007;131(2):621-623. doi:10.1378/chest.06-0685
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A 29-year-old woman (A-positive blood type) with a history of primary biliary cirrhosis presented to our hospital for a living related donor liver transplant from her brother. Her postoperative course was complicated by delayed graft function and Candida albicans peritonitis that eventually led to graft failure and the need for urgent retransplantation from a cadaveric O-positive donor. She initially did well but was readmitted to our ICU on postoperative day 7 because of a significant decrease in hemoglobin from 11.1 to 4.5 g/dL.

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