Hyperviscosity syndrome (HVS) is the clinical consequence of increased blood viscosity.
The classic clinical symptoms are the triad of mucosal bleeding, visual disturbances, and neuro...
Bleeding is the most common manifestation. Mechanism thought to be platelet dysfunction.
Rehydrate with 0.9% NS IV fluid.
Bleeding or end-organ ischemia may not be controlled by any treatment except p...
Patients with hyperviscosity and significant symptoms or any evidence of end-organ ischemia or hemorrhage should be admitted for treatment of the underlying hema...
Avoid diuretics in patients with HVS because they can increase blood viscosity.
The classic triad of symptoms of HVS includes visual disturbances, bleeding, and neurologic manifesta...
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11888009 hyperviscosity syndrome (disorder)
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