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Kas·a·bach-Mer·ritt syn·drome(kas'ă-bahk mer'it),
thrombocytopenia and consumptive coagulopathy developing in a large hemangioma, usually in early infancy.
Kas·a·bach-Mer·ritt syn·drome(kahs'ă-bok-mer'it sin'drōm)
Large, bluish, progressive vascular malformations in extremities. Stagnation of blood in lesions can cause disseminated intravascular coagulation, platelet consumption, and bleeding. Condition usually affects infants; sudden growth of lesion causes depletion of platelets. Mortality rate is around 30%.
Kasabach,Haig H., U.S. physician, 1898-1943.
Kasabach-Merritt syndrome - capillary hemangioma associated with thrombocytopenic purpura. Synonym(s): hemangioma-thrombocytopenia syndrome
Merritt,Katharine Krom, U.S. pediatrician, 1886–.
Kasabach-Merritt syndrome - see under Kasabach