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pancreatitis plasmaferesis

Dániel Deme, Márton Ragán, Katalin Kalmár, Lajos Kovács, Erzsébet Varga, Tünde Varga, Ervin Rakonczai
Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is characterized as activation of the clotting system resulting in fibrin thrombi, gradually diminishing levels of clotting factors with increased risk of bleeding. Basically two types of DIC are distinguished: (1) chronic (compensated) - with alteration of laboratory values and (2) acute (non-compensated) - with severe clinical manifestations: bleeding, shock, acute renal failure (ARF), transient focal neurologic deficit, delirium or coma. Chronic DIC related to metastatic neoplasia is caused by pancreatic, gastric or prostatic carcinoma in most of the cases...
December 2010: Magyar Onkologia
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