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Fibrinolysis in leukaemia
  1. D. Ogston,
  2. G. M. McAndrew,
  3. C. M. Ogston
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Aberdeen
  2. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary


    Components of the blood fibrinolytic system were measured in 43 patients with leukaemia. Increased fibrinolytic activity, indicated by a reduced plasma plasminogen level, was found in 14 patients. The combination of severe thrombocytopenia and increased fibrinolysis appeared to be a determinant in the production of a haemorrhagic tendency in leukaemia.

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