Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome
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The cause of hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome is unknown. Some researchers believe that this condition is caused by a complex combination of genetic and environmental factors. Researchers have proposed various factors that may contribute to the development of this condition, including infection, exposure to toxins in the environment, and overwrapping of infants with a fever. Hemorrhagic shock and encephalopathy syndrome has not been reported to be associated with a specific ethnic group or religious background.
Last updated: 5/19/2009
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