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Disordered blood coagulation in burned children receiving high molecular weight dextran
  1. Trevor Thomas,
  2. Arthur Morris,
  3. Michael S. Rose
  1. Department of Haematology, Guy's Hospital, London
  2. Department of Plastic Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London


    Coagulation studies were performed on nine children with burns. Four of these children received treatment which included intravenous dextran; all four showed abnormalities of coagulation and two of them developed a bleeding state. No abnormalities of haemostasis were detected in the remaining five children who had comparable degrees of burns but whose treatment did not include intravenous dextran.

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