Normal levels of antithrombin III in acute leukemia complicated by coagulopathy

E Vellenga*, NH Mulder

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    Abstract

    A patient with acute monoblastic leukemia developed a coagulopathy during chemotherapy. Coagulation studies showed thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, high levels of fibrinogen degradation products, a negative protamine test but a normal antithrombin III level. These observations suggest that coagulation abnormalities appearing in acute leukemia are not necessarily due to diffuse intravascular coagulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)336-338
    Number of pages3
    JournalACTA HAEMATOLOGICA
    Volume63
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1980

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