Thick blood syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Twenty cases of hyperviscosity were studied prospectively to determine the presence and incidence of radiological findings and whether or not exchange transfusion had an appreciable effect on these findings. Serial chest radiographs revealed increased pulmonary vascularity, hyperaeration, and mild, bilateral alveolar infiltrates (perihilar and/or lower lobe). Ten patients were treated with partial plasma exchange transfusions which resulted in improvement of radiological findings. Hyperviscosity is more common than previously recognized. This entity may have profound significance as a potentially treatable cause of central nervous system damage in the neonate.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wesenberg, RL; Rumack, CM; Lubchenco, LO; Wirth, FH; McGuinness, GA; Tomlinson, AL

Published Date

  • October 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 181 - 183

PubMed ID

  • 897165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/125.1.181


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States