DAVID KOHN, M.D.; ZEV ESTROV, M.D.
To the editor: The role of disseminated intravascular coagulation in hepatic injury is controversial (1).
In the case of Sbarbaro and Bennett (Ann Intern Med 86:183-185, 1977) we miss further coagulation studies, especially factor VIII, which is normal or elevated in liver disease and decreased in disseminated intravascular coagulation. This is in contrast to factor VII, which is normal in disseminated intravascular coagulation and decreased in liver disease (2).
KOHN D, ESTROV Z. Intravascular Coagulation and Hepatic Injury. Ann Intern Med. ;88:130–131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-1-130_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):130-131.
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