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Blood Types Are Determined by Cell-Surface Antigens A patient of yours has just undergone shoulder surgery and is experiencing kidney failure for no apparent reason. You check his chart and find that his blood is type B, but he has been mistakenly transfused with type A. Explain why he is experiencing kidney failure.

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Blood Types Are Determined by Cell-Surface Antigens

A patient of yours has just undergone shoulder surgery and is experiencing kidney failure for no apparent reason. You check his chart and find that his blood is type B, but he has been mistakenly transfused with type A. Explain why he is experiencing kidney failure.

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To determine: The reason for a person who has undergone shoulder surgery, but experiencing kidney failure.

Introduction: The blood group of an individual is determined by the presence of a certain kind of antigen on the surface of blood cells. A, B, AB, and O are four major blood groups found in human beings. The determination of the blood type of an individual is essential before the process of blood transfusion.

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A patient has just undergone a shoulder surgery, but he is having kidney problems for no specific reason. After the examination, it was found that the blood group of the patient was of type B, but the transfused blood group was of type A. This caused the kidney failure in the patient.

The reason behind this is the blood group of the patient was of type B. The type B blood group has B antigens. When the patient received the type A blood group, the antigens of type A blood group starts producing antibodies against type A blood group...

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