Hong Kong Med J 2002;8:142-3 | Number 2, April 2002
Pulmonary embolism presenting as disseminated intravascular coagulation
SSL Choi, SY Pang, WP Mak, A KO
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Caritas Medical Centre, 111 Wing Hong Street, Shamshuipo, Kowloon, Hong Kong
We report an unusual case of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Occult pulmonary embolism is a recognised cause of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Unexplained shock should prompt the physician to search for a thrombotic cause such as pulmonary thromboembolism.
Key words: Disseminated intravascular coagulation; Pulmonary embolism
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