Disseminated intravascular coagulation in two patients with histiocytic medullary reticulosis

D. Salz-Steiner, A. Eldor, D. Vangrover

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Abstract

Two young adults with characteristic features of histiocytic medullary reticulosis (HMR) are described. Of particular interest was the development of striking clinical and laboratory features of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), in the absence of sepsis in both cases. Both patients had a marked and fatal bleeding tendency. The association between neoplasia and DIC is well established, but, to the best of our knowledge, DIC presenting a major feature of HMR has not yet been described. The possible pathogenesis of DIC in HMR is discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)119-123
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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