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J R Soc Med. 1993 April; 86(4): 231–232.
PMCID: PMC1293959

Kasabach-Merritt syndrome exacerbated by platelet transfusion.


Kasabach-Merritt syndrome is a complication of complex haemangiomas. We present a case in which standard treatment including platelet transfusion appeared to prolong and exacerbate subcutaneous bleeding.

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  • Weber TR, Connors RH, Tracy TF, Jr, Bailey PV. Complex hemangiomas of infants and children. Individualized management in 22 cases. Arch Surg. 1990 Aug;125(8):1017–1021. [PubMed]

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