Iatrogenic vitamin K deficiency and life threatening coagulopathy.


A man was admitted with abdominal pain. Treatment for acute diverticulitis was instituted with intravenous antibiotics and oral limitation. Imaging demonstrated a complex inflammatory mass. Prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and fibrinogen were within normal limits. However, repeat preoperative clotting studies demonstrated… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.06.2008.0008


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