Leucocyte-platelet thrombi, involving the smaller branches of the coronary blood vessels, have been found in the hearts of patients with active rheumatic fever and rheumatic carditis. A consistent correlation has been observed between the existence of these vascular lesions and the presence of typical Aschoff bodies. It is suggested that these cellular thrombi may play a role in the pathogenesis of rheumatic carditis.
Article| December 01 1951
THE OCCURRENCE OF LEUCOCYTE-PLATELET THROMBOSIS IN RHEUMATIC CARDITIS
Chandler A. Stetson, Jr.
From the Hospital of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
Received: August 14 1951
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1951, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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Chandler A. Stetson; THE OCCURRENCE OF LEUCOCYTE-PLATELET THROMBOSIS IN RHEUMATIC CARDITIS . J Exp Med 1 December 1951; 94 (6): 493–500. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.94.6.493
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