Relationship of blood protein composition to intravascular erythrocyte aggregation (sludged blood).
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The present investigation is directed to clarify the controversy in the literature regarding the nature and mechanism leading to intravascular aggregation of erythrocytes. Knisely and co-workers (1945, 1947, 1950, 1951) maintain that "sludged blood" is not a "rouleaux", but an irregular clumping of red cells by a specific precipitate which cements the blood cells together. [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University