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The Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: treatment with intermittent pneumatic compression.
  1. S E Aylett,
  2. A F Williams,
  3. D H Bevan,
  4. S J Holmes
  1. Department of Child Health, St George's Hospital, London.


    A 6 week old infant presented with a giant angiomatous naevus of the leg complicated by chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation. The bleeding and laboratory abnormalities responded to intermittent pneumatic compression of the affected limb. This innocuous treatment should be considered in the Kasabach-Merritt syndrome.

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