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Diclofenac Related Spontaneous Extensive Ecchymosis and Hematoma despite Normal Coagulation Parameters

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


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, Vol. 3 No. 3, 82-84
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-3-8
Copyright © 2015 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Ilhami BERBER, Mehmet Ali ERKURT, Ilknur NIZAM, Irfan KUKU, Emin KAYA, Serkan UNLU, 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.

Correspondence to: Ilknur  NIZAM, Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey. Email: ilknizam@yahoo.com

Abstract

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.

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