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Ter Arkh. 1990;62(7):98-102.

[Hemostasis in influenza and acute respiratory viral infections in the middle-aged and elderly].

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Hemostasis was examined over time in 168 patients with influenza and ARVI. There were 53 elderly patients, 54 senile patients and 4 long-livers. 57 patients under 60 years made up a reference group. The patients with influenza did not differ significantly from those with ARVI as regards hemostasis. The elderly persons manifested pronounced acceleration of phases I-II blood coagulation. In the acute disease period, the old men demonstrated high platelet aggregation, whereas during convalescence, activation of the plasmic component of hemostasis in the presence of relatively low antithrombin III. Analysis was also made of the age-associated changes in hemostasis depending on influenza and ARVI complications (pneumonia, exacerbation of coronary disease, bronchitis). The changes revealed dictate the necessity of hemostasis control in elderly and senile persons afflicted with influenza and ARVI.

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