GEORGE L. ENGEL, M.D.; I. MARK SCHEINKER, M.D.; DAVID C. HUMPHREY, M.D.
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An acute syndrome, characterized clinically by fever, anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, renal, cardiac, and neurological manifestations, and pathologically by thrombotic lesions occluding arterioles, capillaries, and venules in almost every organ and tissue, was described by Baehr, Klemperer and Schifrin in 1936.1 Moschcowitz2 described a case with similar pathological finding but without purpura in 1925. To date only seven cases have been recorded in the literature, five from the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 This number from one hospital suggests that the disease is a good deal more common than the literature would indicate, and that it
ENGEL GL, SCHEINKER IM, HUMPHREY DC. ACUTE FEBRILE ANEMIA AND THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA WITH VASOTHROMBOSES1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:919–933. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-6-919
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(6):919-933.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Platelet Disorders, Red Cell Disorders.
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