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October 1975

Hyperviscosity Syndrome Associated With Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Drs. Leake and Thanopoulos) and pathology (Dr. Nieberg), University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Harbor General Hospital, Torrance.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(10):1192-1194. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120470042011

• 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)