The complications of pneumonia are many, varied and usually not fatal. Among the least common are occlusion of the blood vessels due to embolism and thrombosis. Although these lesions have been recognized for many years, comparatively few persons have had the opportunity to observe them. The arteries or the veins may be involved, the veins more commonly than the arteries. Steiner,1 in 1902, reported fifty-four cases selected from the literature in which there was venous involvement complicating pneumonia.
We propose to deal only with arterial occlusions and the resulting lesions. In reviewing the literature we have selected for analysis thirty-one cases, and have added the report of a case which was recently observed at the Children's Memorial Hospital. A number of other cases of vascular lesions developing in pneumonia have been reported in the literature, but after careful analysis we have excluded them from the present series for reasons
MEAD CI, BACAL HL. VASCULAR OCCLUSION IN PNEUMONIA: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE. Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(4):830–839. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960170120010
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