Message Number: YG5134 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-04 12:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re: P. Vera & ADV blood sludge

Dr. Williams wrote:

> In these cases, the blood becomes so thick that it can
> actually sludge in the small vessels of the body, resulting in
> hemorrhage and infarction of these tissues. Periodic bleeding is
> needed simply to keep the level of the RBCs at a normal level.

It's my understanding that the high globulin level seen in ADV causes
blood sludge also. Would periodic bleeding help in these
circumstances also?