publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Virchow and his triad: a question of attribution.

Bagot, Catherine N.; Arya, Roopen;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2008 Journal: British Journal of Haematology, volume 143, pages 180-190 (issn: 0007-1048, eissn: 1365-2141, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Summary Virchow’s triad describes three factors that contribute to the development of venous thrombosis: hypercoagulability, stasis and endothelial injury. Yet, extensive review of the historical literature casts doubt on the existence of a triad described by Virchow in the form it is currently quoted throughout contemporary medical literature. Certainly his work involved extensive study of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, with these two terms being coined by Virchow, but a triad of factors relating to the development of venous thrombosis is elusive. Interestingly, Virchow only began to be routinely credited with this triad one hundred years after publi...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beveragesbacterial infections and mycoses
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