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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(3), 82-84
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-3-8
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Diclofenac Related Spontaneous Extensive Ecchymosis and Hematoma despite Normal Coagulation Parameters

Ilhami BERBER1, Mehmet Ali ERKURT1, Ilknur NIZAM1, , Irfan KUKU1, Emin KAYA1, Serkan UNLU2 and Mikail YILMAZ3

1Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

2Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

3Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

Pub. Date: February 12, 2015

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Ilhami BERBER, Mehmet Ali ERKURT, Ilknur NIZAM, Irfan KUKU, Emin KAYA, Serkan UNLU and Mikail YILMAZ. Diclofenac Related Spontaneous Extensive Ecchymosis and Hematoma despite Normal Coagulation Parameters. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(3):82-84. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-3-8


Diclofenac is a member of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In Turkey, ıt is often used as a analgesic. Diclofenac may very occasionally lead to spontaneous extensive ecchymosis and hematoma despite a normal coagulation parameters. In this paper, we report one patient who presented with spontaneous extensive ecchymosis and was diagnosed with a hematoma in the anterior chest wall associated with diclofenac use despite normal coagulation parameters. In countries like Turkey where NSAID are used extensively, drug history should be questioned in patients presenting with spontaneous bleeding and have normal coagulation parameters by physicians.

complication diclofenac spontaneous extensive ecchymosis hematoma

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