R. W. KISTNER, M.D.; N. S. ASSALI, M.D.
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Massive intravascular hemolysis with consequent hemoglobinemia, hemoglobinuria and renal failure is a rare complication of convulsive eclampsia. Dieckmann1 mentioned hemoglobinuria briefly. Young2 stated that cases of hemoglobinuria and eclampsia in which yellow pigment was observed in the collecting tubules have been reported in the German literature by Schmorl, Brütt and Schumm and others. These authors also gave a description of the renal failure associated with intravascular hemolysis. This hemolysis was attributed by them to the "poison" present in the patient's blood at the acme of the eclamptic attack.
Terplan and Javert3 and Licciardello and Stanbury4 noted acute hemolytic anemia following
KISTNER RW, ASSALI NS. ACUTE INTRAVASCULAR HEMOLYSIS AND LOWER NEPHRON NEPHROSIS COMPLICATING ECLAMPSIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:221–227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-1-221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(1):221-227.
Acute Kidney Injury, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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