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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy (DIC) and Waterhouse Friderichsen Syndrome in Colchicine Poisoning

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Hematology Oncology

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Description:

Colchicine poisoning may be fatal due to several mechanisms, especially during the second phase of the intoxication. Some patients develop disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with a few patients developing the Waterhouse Friderichsen Syndrome. The coagulopathy may occur alone or in conjunction with other organ failures.

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