Triads, pentads and classic presentations (part 9)

Happy Thanksgiving to Canadian readers!

This week TheWM presents part 9 of the Triads series. Today we present Leriche Syndrome and the Trauma Triad of Death.

  •  Leriche syndrome, also known as aorto-iliac occlusive disease exhibits a triad of: 1) claudication of the buttocks and thighs 2) femoral pulses which are decreased or not palpable 3) impotence in males.
  • The Trauma Triad of Death describes a state found in trauma patients (sustaining severe injuries) associated with a high mortality if not corrected: 1) coagulopathy 2) metabolic acidosis 3) hypothermia

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