• Hyperviscosity, or decreased fluidity secondary to increased numbers of red blood cells, leads to tissue hypoperfusion. We report the case of an infant with hyperviscosity who died from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), and describe the presumptive association between NEC and hyperviscosity.
(Am J Dis Child 129:1192-1194, 1975)
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