BERNADINE Z. PAULSHOCK, M.D.
It is almost a medical truism that ruptured ectopic pregnancies are clinically capricious, and therefore this diagnosis must always be kept in mind in the evaluation of abdominal symptoms in any female of childbearing age.1, 2 The knowledge that acute hemolytic crises may clinically resemble surgical abdominal emergencies of various types has been repeatedly emphasized in the past several decades.3, 4, 5, 6 No previous case report has been found of a patient with tubal rupture who was initially thought to be suffering an acute hemolytic crisis. For this reason a case is presented whose clinical picture seemed entirely consistent
PAULSHOCK BZ. ECTOPIC PREGNANCY MASQUERADING AS AN ACUTE HEMOLYTIC CRISIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:410–412. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-2-410
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(2):410-412.
Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Red Cell Disorders.
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