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The complication of massive blood transfusion is:



A Hypercalcemia
B Hyponatremi

C Hypokalemia
D Acidosis

Ans. B

Hyponatremi

The complications especially associated with massive blood transfusion are:

Dilutional coagulopathies (especially thrombocyto­penia) and DIC.

Hyperkalemia.

Hypocalcemia.

Metabolic alkalosis: With standard transfusion (1-2 units) there may be acidosis or alkalosis but with massive transfusion there is always alkalosis due to citrate intoxication (1 molecule of citrate liberates 3 molecules of bicarbonate).

Hyponatremia (dilutional) is not the usual complication of blood transfusion but there is theoretical possibility after massive transfusion as stored blood does not have sodium.

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