Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (Katharine Krom Merritt)

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Synonyms

Angiectasia cavermosa multiplex fibrinopenica syndrome, capillary angioma-thrombo¬cytopenia, cavernous haemangioma-thrombocytopenia syndrome, haemangioma-consumptive coagulopathy syndrome, haemangioma-thrombocytopenia syndrome, haemangioma-thrombopenia syndrome, thrombocytopenia-purpura-haemangioma.

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A very rare congenital blood disorder characterized by giant capillary haemangioma associated with thrombocytopenia and purpura.

Description

A very rare congenital blood disorder characterized by giant capillary haemangioma associated with thrombocytopenia and purpura. Frequently associated with microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome. It usually occurs in the first few months of life but is also described in adults. It is believed to be secondary to intravascular coagulation.

Bibliography

  • H. H. Kasabach, K. K. Merritt
    Capillary hemangioma with extensive purpura: report of a case.
    American Journal of Diseases of Children, Chicago, 1940, 59: 1063.

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