Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hemostatic disorder: acquired

Synonym(s): Bleeding disorders

Contributor(s): Prof Bernard Feldman

Introduction

  • Signs: associated with hemorrhage - usually adult onset.
  • Diagnosis: coagulation function tests.
  • Treatment: symptomatic often requiring blood product administration, while addressing underlying cause.
  • Prognosis: depends on underlying cause.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

Pathophysiology

  • May be defect in:
    • Primary hemostasis: platelet deficiency or dysfunction.
    • Secondary hemostasis: coagulation factor anomalies.
  • Tertiary hemostasis: fibrinolytic factor anomalies.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Johnstone I (2002) Bleeding disorders in dogs. 2. Acquired disorders. In Practice 24 (2), 62-69 VetMedResource.
  • Feldman B F (1992) Diagnostic approaches to coagulation and fibrinocytic disorders. Semin Vet Med and Surg (Small Animal) (4), 315-22 PubMed.


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