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Coagulopathy

A defect in the blood clotting mechanism.

Classic Signs: Excessive bleeding, excessive bruising, bleeding into joints, nose bleeds, abnormal menstrual bleeding.

Offsite Research:

Coagulopathy secondary to vitamin K deficiency in hyperemesis gravidarum.
Robinson JN, Banerjee R, Thiet MP.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. (e-mail: jnrobinson@bics.bwh.harvard.edu)
Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998 Oct;92(4 Pt 2):673-5.

Vitamin K deficiency and coagulopathy should be considered in women with hyperemesis gravidarum who present with a bleeding diathesis. Prophylactic vitamin K replacement should be considered in cases in which hyperemesis is severe and protracted.
 

Updated on: Apr. 18, 2013

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