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Capillary fragility in elderly in-patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  665430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Capillary fragility has been examined in 110 elderly patients, excluding those patients who might have been expected to have abnormal fragility. Nonetheless, fragility appeared to be greater in elderly patients than in younger subjects. It was much increased in the non-paralysed arm of hemiplegic patients but not in the paralysed arm--perhaps because petechiae were obscured by trophic changes. Capillary fragility was significantly correlated with systolic blood pressure but not with age. This suggests that higher values in elderly patients may be related to the high prevalence of arteriosclerosis rather than to age itself.
J Bloomer; H Morley; M J Denham; H M Hodkinson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Age and ageing     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0002-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Age Ageing     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-01     Completed Date:  1978-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375655     Medline TA:  Age Ageing     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  96-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Capillary Fragility*
Hemiplegia / blood
Purpura / blood
Skinfold Thickness

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