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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) 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, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-291
  • Keywords: disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, second trimester, abruptio placentae, protein S deficiency, 2ND TRIMESTER, PREGNANCY


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.