Surgical Bleeding

Lisa Arfons, MD and Alvin Schmaier, MD

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Copyright of the American Society of Hematology, 2011. ISSN: 1931-6860.

IV. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

What is the possible explanation for the clinical situation and lab results (your differential diagnosis) for this patient? Select all the choices that apply.

Anticoagulation (Anti-platelet & Anti-fibrin agents)
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
Liver disease
Vitamin K deficiency
Massive transfusion
Von Willebrand’s disease
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia


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