Coagulopahties Flashcards.txt

  1. APTT is a more useful test for the ____ clotting pathway while the PT is a more useful test for the ____ clotting pathway
    Intrinsic, Extrinsic
  2. What is the pneumonic for the differential diagnosis of a pt who is bleeding to much and what does it stand for?
    • C- Cirrhosis/Liver disease and coumading
    • A- aspirin and other drugs
    • L- Leukemia, Lupus anticoagulant
    • F- Factor deficiency
    • D- disseminated intravascular coagulation
    • I- idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
    • P- platelet deficiency (TTP, HUS, DIC, Heparin) platelet dysfunction vWD
    • S- Scurvy: Vitamin C deficiency
  3. A 7 year old in your practice is just starting to get better from a tough bout with EBV. While palpating his spleen you notice a rash on his stomach and inner thighs that consits of multiple small nonblanching red to purple dots (ranging in size from the size of a pinhead to the size of a marker dot) You suspect what bleeding disorder? How do you treat?
    ITP Watch and wait for spontaneous remission and limit physical activities or steroids pending the results of a CBC
  4. What is the pt profile most likely to develop TTP?
    30-40 y.o. females
  5. What is the TTP diagnostic triad?
    Hemorrhage, Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, Neuro changes (confusion, lack of coordination, convulsions)
  6. A 32 y.o. female presents with fever, slight jaundice, HA, and mild confusion. On PE you note diffuse bruising to which she explains �I don�t know how that happened it just appeared�
  7. You are looking at blood smears and note schistocytes, helmet cells and triangle forms with several reticulocytes and thrombocytopenia what does this patient have?
  8. T or F coags and clotting factors are normal in TTP
  9. What is the treatment for TTP?
    • Large volume plasmapheresis, splenectomy to prevent relapse
    • What is the most common inherited disorder of hemostasis?
    • Von Willibrand�s disease
  10. Von Willibrands disease results from defective formation of what?
    vWF/factor VIII:C
  11. What is the treatment for von Willibrand�s disease?
    • DDAVP (synthetic analog of ADH which releases any endogenous stored VIII:C from tissues into circulation) or
    • Factor VIII concentrates
  12. Pt complains of mucosal bleeding and gingival bleeding after a minor dental procedure
    Von Willibrand�s disese or Hemophilia
  13. What causes a prolonged aPTT but a normal PT?
  14. Bleeding into joints
  15. What is the inheritance pattern of hemophilia?
    X-linked recessive
  16. What are some clinical manifestations of hemophilia?
    • Hemarthrosis- fixed joints
    • Soft tissue hematomas
    • Muscle atrophy
    • Shortened tendons
    • UT bleeding
    • CNS and neck bleeding
    • Gum bleeding with dental procedures
  17. What is the treatment for hemophila A
    Infusion of factor VIII
  18. What is the treatment for Hemophilia B?
    IX infusion
  19. Which has a prolonged PTT Hemophila A or B?
  20. What two medications are not given to Hemophila patients
    DDVAP and Asprin
  21. A pt of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage presents with a markedly prolonged PTT, which they got checked out after having a post op bleeding complication
    Factor XI deficiency (Hemophila C)
  22. What do you treat XI with
    Fresh frozen plasma since factor XI is not available
  23. You put a 10 y.o. at your practice on antibiotics for strep infection. Their mom brings them in a week and a half later with a new rash of petechiae with diffuse ecchymosis The child has completed their antibiotic course 2 days ago and when asked about any recent changes she states that the 10 year old has been eating only ice cream and sherbert for the last week because their throat hurt. What happened and why is your patient bleeding? What lab test will be abnormal? How would you treat?
    • The antibiotics killed the intestinal bacteria that help produce Vit. K and the child has not been eating green leafy vegitables and soybeans that have vitamin K so they are vitamin K deficient.
    • They will have PT prolongation
    • Vitamin K supplement (phytonadione)
  24. What clotting factors are Vitamin K dependant
    II, VII, IX, X
  25. You admit a pt with sepsis to the ICU. The next morning they are oozing blood from their IV and a place in their mouth where they bit their cheek you suspect
  26. Explain the pathophysiology of DIC
    local or systemic activation of coagulation which depletes th coagulation factors, fibrinogen and platelets
  27. Name some disorders that can cause DIC
    • Sepsis
    • Cancer
    • Trauma
    • Burns
    • Pregnancy associated
    • Aortic anyrsm
    • Snake bites
  28. DIC with malignancy that manifests as thrombosis is called
    Trousseau syndrome
  29. What is HELLP syndrome?
    • Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets
    • Sever form of DIC in peripartum women
    • Renal dysfunction due to hemoglobinuria and pigment nephropathy
    • How do you treat DIC that is mild?
    • No treatment but eliminate the underlying cause
  30. What can you do for severe DIC?
    • Hemodynamic support (fresh frozen plasma, platelets, cryoprecipitate and antithrombin II)
    • Heparin for DIC with thrombosis
    • Antithrombolytics ONLY for life threatening bleeding and failure of blood component therapy
  31. Overproliferation of all 3 hematopoietic cell lines
    Polycythemia vera
  32. Polycythemia vera is caused by a mutation where?
    JAK2 signaling molecule
  33. T or F Polycythemia vera is a condition where there is an overproduction of erythrocytes due to an increase in EPO
    False it is independent of EPO
  34. What is the Incicende of polycythemia vera?
    60 y.o. male
  35. 66 y.o. M presents with HA, dizziness, tinnitus blurred vision and fatigue
    Polycythemia vera
  36. What are some signs and symptoms of polycythemia vera?
    HA, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, tinnitus, generalized pruritus, epistaxis, engorged retinal veins, spleen palpable
  37. �Engorged retinal veins� on fundoscopic exam
    hyperviscosity syndrome most likely due to polycythemia vera but also waldenstroms macroglobulinemia
  38. What is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in polycythemia vera
  39. Paradoxically, polycythemia vera has what symptom
    Bleeding and peptic ulcers
  40. What will you see on CBC of polycythemia vera?
    • Elevated hematocrit
    • Elevated WBC 10,000-20,000
    • Elevated platelets, elevated RBCS
    • Basophilia and eosinophila
  41. Sx of bleeding with Basophila and eosinophila on peripheral smear
    Cancer or polycythemia vera
  42. What lab would you do to treat a pt with polycythemia vera?
    • Phlebotomy
    • Hydroxyurea
    • Myelosuppressive therapy
Card Set
Coagulopahties Flashcards.txt
Includes the entire coagulopathies minus multiple myeloma which will be with the flashcards for cancer