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Case Report: Coumadin-Induced Skin Necrosis of the Breasts.
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PMID:  21629052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A case report of coumadin-induced skin necrosis (CISN) is presented, followed by a topic review of CISN, which reviews presentation, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, prevention, and management of this disorder. The prevalence of CISN is low (0.01%-0.1% of patients receiving coumadin). However, of those affected, over 50% required some form of surgical debridement or reconstruction. Although skin necrosis secondary to coumadin therapy is rare, it is essential for plastic surgeons to be aware of this clinical entity in order to make the correct diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment.
Alexander F Au; Joshua Fosnot; Liza C Wu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-6-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
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