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July 26, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(4):203. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480300027009

Venous thrombosis is well known as a complication or sequel of typhoid fever, and it is occasionally observed likewise in connection with other diseases. In some instances it has been supposed to be due to phlebitis, and this in turn has been made dependent on the primary infection; while in other instances the obstruction of the vein has been attributed to the sluggishness of circulation consequent on the state of debility attending or following the original disease. Although pneumonia especially is characterized by a notable increase in the coagulability of the blood and the presence of pneumococci in the circulation in connection with that disease is not uncommon,1 the number of cases in which venous thrombosis in the course of pneumonia has been recorded is by no means large. As a result of a careful search of the.literature Dr. Walter R. Steiner2 has been able to collect 38 such cases,