Intermittent haemoglobinuria observed in haemolytic disorders. In some patients frequent episodes induced by minor cold exposure; in others, rare attacks induced by exposure to very low temperature. Both sexes affected; onset at all ages.
Some authors have Donath-Landsteiner syndrome as a synonym for this disease. Donath-Landsteiner has been entered here as a separate entity, under Julius Donath, Austrian internist, 1870-1950.
- L. A. Dressler:
Ein Fall von intermittirender Albuminurie und Chromaturie.
[Virchow’s] Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin, 1854, 6: 264-266.
- G. Harley:
On intermittent haematuria; with remarks upon its pathology and treatment.
Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1865, 48: 161-173.
- John Wickham Legg (1843-1921):
On paroxysmal haematuria.
Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital Reports, London, 1874, 10: 71.
Legg introduced the term paroxysmal haematuria.
- C. Rospide, C. Centurion:
[Dressler's syndrome] Article in Spanish.
Prensa medica Argentina, Buenos Aires, June 26, 1970, 57 (17): 800-803.