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Microembolism from aortic aneurysm and ventricular thrombus: a complication of intravenous streptokinase.
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PMID:  7831178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two patients sustained the rare complication of skin infarction following administration of intravenous streptokinase for acute myocardial infarction. We report evidence that dissolution of thrombus from an unsuspected source and subsequent microembolization of the skin may be responsible for this complication. In patients known to have an aortic aneurysm or ventricular thrombus, careful consideration should be given to the use of intravenous streptokinase following myocardial infarction.
J S Abraham; M Wilson; V Scripcariu; P C Barnes; R W Marcuson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-22     Completed Date:  1995-02-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  756-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Surgery, Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications
Heart Diseases / complications
Infarction / etiology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Regional Blood Flow
Skin / blood supply*,  pathology
Streptokinase / adverse effects*
Thrombolytic Therapy / adverse effects*
Thrombosis / complications
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.4.-/Streptokinase

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