Accession Number : AD0745110

Title :   Pulmonary Hemorrhage Syndrome as a Manifestation of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Analysis of 10 Cases.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Robboy,Stanley J. ; Minna,John W. ; Colman,Robert W. ; Birndorf,Norman I. ; Lopas,Harry

Report Date : 10 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Pulmonary hemorrhage occurred in seven patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and was produced in three monkeys when an experimental model for DIC was used. The principal manifestation of the syndrome was either the chief complaint for which patients entered the hospital, appeared with other coexisting complications of DIC, or occurred just prior to death. The onset of dyspnea, tachypnea, hemoptysis, rales, and a diffuse infiltrate by chest radiograph were usually interpreted as infectious processes; as a result therapy for DIC was withheld and the patients' conditions worsened. Pulmonary hemorrhage was the immediate cause of death in almost all patients. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEMORRHAGE, *LUNG), (*BLOOD COAGULATION, BLOOD VESSELS), PATHOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, EDEMA, BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD CIRCULATION, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE