luxury perfusion syndrome
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luxury perfusion syndromeNeurology A cerebrovascular state in which there is ↑ blood flow to the brain but ↓ O2 uptake by cerebral tissue, resulting from acute lactic–metabolic acidosis accompanied by cerebral edema; LP is nonspecific and may occur in strokes, trauma, tumors, alcoholism, sickle cell anemia, DKA, meningoencephalitis. Cf Carotid steal syndrome, Robin Hood syndrome.
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