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Dressler's syndrome

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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.

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