Coagulation disorders and liver disease.

  title={Coagulation disorders and liver disease.},
  author={S. F. Badylak},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={18 1},
  • S. F. Badylak
  • Published 1988 in
    The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small…
A definite association exists between hepatic disease and abnormalities of the coagulation system. These abnormalities can be detected by both routine and specialized coagulation tests. Extrahepatic causes of coagulation defects must first be ruled out by anamnesis, physical findings, and clinical laboratory tests before attributing the coagulopathies to hepatic disease. The routine use of coagulation tests to diagnose hepatic disease is not practical in veterinary medicine at the present time… CONTINUE READING