Coag tests in DIC


Q. I had some confusion on why the PT, PTT, and TT are prolonged in disseminated intravascular coagulation.   (more…)

Are HUS and TTP related?

Q. Is there a relationship between hemolytic-uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura? I see them lumped together a lot. (more…)

DDAVP and von Willebrand disease

Q. I’m confused about DDAVP. Why do you use it in von Willebrand disease? I read that it raises VIII and VWF, but that doesn’t really make sense since the factor VIII is already there, there is no need to make more of it? (more…)

Hemophilia A

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria reigned as British sovereign from 1837 until 1901. Britian enjoyed prosperity and growth under her monarchy, but her genetic legacy was another story. (more…)