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Intern Med. 1997 Feb;36(2):97-101.

A selective pulmonary thrombosis associated with sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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First Department of Internal Medicine, Gumma University, School of Medicine, Maebashi.

Abstract

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a pathologic condition associated with critical illnesses, including sepsis. Recent studies have suggested that endogenous cytokines and leukocytes are involved in major roles of its pathophysiology. We report a case of sepsis-induced DIC due to pneumonia that was associated with diffuse and selective thrombosis in pulmonary arteries, yielding to sudden death from pulmonary massive embolism. This report suggests that the selective and lethal pulmonary thromboembolism progresses under the standard therapies in sepsis-induced DIC.

PMID:
9099590
DOI:
10.2169/internalmedicine.36.97
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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