Coagulation disorders and their cutaneous presentations: Diagnostic work-up and treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Both inherited and acquired hypercoagulable states can present with nonspecific clinical manifestations, such as petechiae, purpura, livedo reticularis, and ulcerations. A good history and physical examination are crucial to diagnoses of these conditions. Inherited conditions tend to present either in neonatal period or later in life, while acquired conditions typically occur later in life. Diagnostic studies are performed to identify the coagulation cascade deficiency or defect. Treatment primarily hinges on anticoagulation and wound care. In this article, we provide an in-depth analysis of the clinical manifestations, diagnostic considerations, and management options of patients in hypercoagulable states.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dabiri, G; Damstetter, E; Chang, Y; Baiyee Ebot, E; Powers, JG; Phillips, T

Published Date

  • May 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 795 - 804

PubMed ID

  • 27085226

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.08.071


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States