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Dilutional Coagulopathy Following Massive Transfusion

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory

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Description:

If a large amount of packed red cells is infused rapidly, then a dilutional coagulopathy may occur. This may involve thrombocytopenia and/or a decrease in coagulation factors, depending on the rate of blood loss and whether platelet concentrates or fresh frozen plasma were given concurrently with the red blood cells.

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