Mechanics of Epistaxis in Rheumatic Fever


Though a link between nose bleeding and rhuematic fever has been suspected for long and inclusion of epistaxis among the minor criteria (Jone Ducket 1944) has been practised for more than 30 years it was not until the 1970s that exploration into the mechanism involved was attempted. Kovlevo et al 1969 suggested a drop in the three main phases of coagulation… (More)


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