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1 September 2014 HOMOLOGOUS WHOLE BLOOD TRANSFUSION DURING TREATMENT OF SEVERE ANEMIA IN A CHIMPANZEE (PAN TROGLODYTES)
John James Debenham, Rebeca Atencia
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A 12-yr-old female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) was presented as severely emaciated and with generalized muscle weakness. Hematology and biochemistry revealed severe anemia and hypokalemia. The chimpanzee was treated supportively and symptomatically; although initially stable, the animal deteriorated rapidly on day 5, becoming depressed and jaundiced with further deterioration of anemia. To address the decline, a prompt transfusion of compatible and cross-matched fresh whole blood from a healthy adult male chimpanzee was administered over 120 min. During transfusion, an immediate reduction in the recipient's tachycardia was noted and substantial clinical improvement continued over 24 hr posttransfusion; no adverse transfusion reactions were observed.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
John James Debenham and Rebeca Atencia "HOMOLOGOUS WHOLE BLOOD TRANSFUSION DURING TREATMENT OF SEVERE ANEMIA IN A CHIMPANZEE (PAN TROGLODYTES)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45(3), 654-657, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1638/2013-0091R2.1
Received: 30 April 2013; Published: 1 September 2014
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