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Abnormal activated partial thromboplastin time and malignancy.
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PMID:  21873729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Malignancy often results in clotting abnormalities. The aetiology of haemostasis problems in cancer is complex, and is still not completely understood. We describe a case of a patient with malignant mesothelioma, who was found to have elevated activated partial thromboplastin time, due to lupus anticoagulant. We suggest that patients with malignancy should have their coagulation checked prior to any invasive procedures.
Authors:
M Delicata; H Hambley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
LAT-ST3 General Medicine, Department of Medicine, Dr. Gray's Hospital, Elgin, UK.
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