Published in Drug Week, May 6th, 2005
The syndrome, described in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is caused by hemolysis, the destruction of red blood cells. The syndrome includes symptoms such as abdominal and swallowing pain, erectile dysfunction, blood clotting and systemic and pulmonary hypertension.
Hemolysis is a critical factor in such conditions as sickle cell disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH), malaria, and certain anemias, including those caused by infection, mechanical heart valves and...
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