Relationship of blood protein composition to intravascular erythrocyte aggregation (sludged blood).
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