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Acute Haemostatic Failure

  1. Deepti Radia,
  2. Beverley J Hunt

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002254



How to Cite

Radia, D. and Hunt, B. J. 2001. Acute Haemostatic Failure. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

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Various states, including disseminated intravascular coagulation, vitamin K deficiency, massive transfusion, renal and liver disease, and hyperfibrinolysis, can result in haemostatic failure.


  • disseminated intravascular coagulation;
  • vitamin K;
  • massive transfusion;
  • renal disease;
  • liver disease;
  • hyperfibrinolysis