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Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia and Thrombocytopenia in a Child with Atrial Septal Defect and Pulmonary Hypertension
Hiroshi SuzukiMitsuru NakasatoSatoshi SatoShinkichi YokoyamaMichihiko KatsuuraShigeo YamakiKiyoshi Hayasaka
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Volume 181 (1997) Issue 3 Pages 379-384

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Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia have been reported in patients with primary pulmonary hypertension, but not in patients with congenital heart disease even if accompanied with pulmonary hypertension. We present a 7-year-old boy with atrial septal defect and pulmonary hypertension who developed microangiopathic hemolysis and thrombocytopenia. Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia should be remarked as a complication in patients with congenital heart disease.

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