Consumption coagulopathy associated with intrauterine fetal death: The role of heparin therapy

J. H. Strauss, James Ballard, D. Chamlian

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Abstract

A gravida with intrauterine fetal death who developed progressive chronic consumption coagulopathy was treated with heparin. When serial fibrinogen levels fell below 100 mg% and the prothrombin time was significantly prolonged, intravenously injected heparin corrected hypofibrinogenemia. A safe delivery followed administration of oxytocin. The authors emphasize the infrequent need for heparin therapy in the majority of cases of the intrauterine fetal death syndrome. Therapeutic guidelines for its use in selected cases are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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