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serviving sepsis

B Bätge, W Filejski, V Kurowski, H Klüter, H Djonlagic
A 61-year-old man developed a pyrescia accompanied by a massive intravascular hemolysis after abdominal surgery (Whipple's operation) of a pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Abdominal ultrasound and the abdominal CT-scan showed marked aerobilia and multiple liver abscesses. Laboratory tests demonstrated the presence of the Thomsen-Friedenreich cryptantigen (TCA) on the membranes of the patient's erythrocytes. The enzymatic cleavage of N-acetyl-neuraminic acid usually covering the TCA may lead to a life threatening intravascular hemolysis...
1992: Intensive Care Medicine
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