[Preoperative mechanical hemolysis in triple rheumatic valve disease. Apropos of 1 case].


A 25-year-old Senegalese woman with severe multivalvular disease presented with jaundice (unconjugated bilirubin) augmented by exertion without evidence of frank anemia. Following the exclusion of all other causes of hemolysis, the diagnosis of mechanical hemolysis secondary to deformed valves was established. The jaundice and laboratory evidence of… (More)


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