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An unusual case of abdominal arterial thrombosis in a young woman using desmopressin.
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PMID:  22155434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report an unusual case of severe abdominal arterial thrombosis in a young woman using oral desmopressin. Only a few cases with cerebrovascular accidents and coronary syndromes have been described so far, which could be attributed to intravenous administration of desmopressin. Because extensive diagnostic and laboratory investigations for (un)common coagulation disorders could not identify an alternative explanation associated with arterial thrombosis, we hypothesise that desmopressin in an oral dose of at least 200ug once daily must have been sufficient to cause this dramatic vascular complication. Supportive of our hypothesis, we found remarkably high levels of factor VIII activity, Von Willebrand factor (vWF) antigen and vWF ristocetin cofactor activity (268%, 740%, 590% respectively). To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report suggesting a relationship between oral desmopressin use and life-threatening abdominal arterial thrombosis.
E J M Schrijver; W Deenik; H Chon; N Koedam; A M E Spoelstra-de Man
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical biochemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-2933     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0133660     Medline TA:  Clin Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Tergooiziekenhuizen Hilversum, Department of Intensive Care, Van Riebeeckweg 212, 1213 XZ Hilversum, the Netherlands.
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