WILLIAM A. STAFNE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALLAN E. MOE, M.D.
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Since the isolation and synthesis of Dicumarol by Link and his co-workers in 1941, and its subsequent utilization in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic phenomena, numerous articles have appeared in the literature emphasizing the need for caution in its administration to prevent serious consequences. The case to be presented is one of Dicumarol poisoning, a result of malingering, with widespread hemorrhages of serious import.
The patient, a 26 year old graduate nurse, entered the hospital May 16, 1947, complaining of pain across the middle of her back of two days' duration. According to the patient, on the
STAFNE WA, MOE AE. HYPOPROTHROMBINEMIA DUE TO DICUMAROL IN A MALINGERER: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:910–911. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-4-910
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(4):910-911.
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