Roe Wells, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Hyperviscosity of blood may be due to any one of three basic causes—namely, hyperglobulinemia, polycythemia, or loss of red cell deformability. While all share the common denominator of flow retardation, the symptoms and signs of each are distinctly different. The rheologic basis for these differences were examined by the viscometry of whole blood and plasma and analysis of red cell deformation in patients of each category. Direct analyses of blood flow were made by still and cine photomicrography of the bulbar conjunctival vessels for the purpose of examining the cellular details of flow in the microvasculature. It is shown that
Wells R. Rheology of the Hyperviscosity Syndromes.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-796_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):796.
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