Importance of history in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1692 (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: 2013;346:f1692
- Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu, Kwegyir Aggrey distinguished professor of human genetics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, consultant physician genetic counsellor in sickle cell and other haemoglobinopathies1
- 19 Harley Street Ltd, Phoenix Hospital Group, London W1G 9AL, UK
Takach Lapner and Kearon’s clinical review omits an important cause of pulmonary embolism.1 Doctors should suspect sickle cell haemoglobin C disease whenever an African woman with normal haemoglobin concentration presents with unresolved pneumonia or severe breathlessness and should connect her illness with multiple pulmonary emboli.2 Hyperviscosity is …
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