A life-threatening second trimester disseminated intravascular coagulopathy with protein S deficiency

Seckin N. C., Inegöl I., Turhan N., Bavbek N., KOŞAR A.

Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, vol.10, no.3, pp.289-291, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/107602960401000315
  • Journal Name: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-291
  • Keywords: disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, second trimester, abruptio placentae, protein S deficiency, 2ND TRIMESTER, PREGNANCY
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is an uncommon but serious complication of pregnancy. Placental abruption is the most common associated condition among the causes of acute obstetrical DIC. We present a case of life-threatening DIC complicating placental abruption in the second trimester of pregnancy with protein S deficiency as a triggering factor, which necessitated urgent termination of pregnancy.