ALAN FEINER, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
To the editor: I found the recent paper by Roche-Sicot and Benhamou (Ann Intern Med 86:301-303, 1977) interesting. However, in reading the case reports, I wondered how disseminated intravascular coagulation was excluded as an explanation for the intravascular hemolysis and hypoprothrombinemia.
The occurrence of disseminated intravascular coagulation with tissue necrosis is recognized (1), and its association with hepatotoxicity is known (2).
FEINER A. Wilson's Disease: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation?. Ann Intern Med. 1977;86:831. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-86-6-831_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(6):831.
Coagulopathies, Encephalopathy, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Disease.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2020 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use