MICHELLE PETRI, M.D.; LEONARD ELLMAN, M.D.; ROBERT CAREY, M.D.
Acquired factor XIII deficiency is a rare disorder that leads to spontaneous bleeding and large hematomas. Most cases have occurred in the setting of isoniazid therapy. We report a case of acquired factor XIII deficiency in the setting of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
An 80-year-old white woman was admitted to the hospital in June 1981 with symptoms of fatigue and weight loss. The spleen was palpable on inspiration. The hematocrit was 36%, the leukocyte count was 73 000/mm3 with a differential of 56% polymorphonuclear leucocytes, 5% bands, 6% lymphocytes, 21% monocytes, 1% eosinophil, 1% basophils, 15% blast forms, 1% myelocytes and
PETRI M, ELLMAN L, CAREY R. Acquired Factor XIII Deficiency with Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia. Ann Intern Med. ;99:638–639. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-5-638
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(5):638-639.
Coagulopathies, Hematology/Oncology, Leukemia/Lymphoma.
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