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Case Reports
October 1934

VASCULAR OCCLUSION IN PNEUMONIA: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

Resident in Pathology, The Children's Memorial Hospital; Resident in Pediatrics, The Children's Memorial Hospital MONTREAL, CANADA
From the Department of Pathology and Pediatrics of the Children's Memorial Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(4):830-839. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960170120010
Abstract

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

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