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Clinico-pathological evaluation of Heat Stroke induced Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Authors:

Bhaddika R. Jayaratne ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
About Bhaddika R.
Department of Haematology
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Sarathkumara L. H. Uththara

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
About Sarathkumara L. H.
Department of Haematology
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Abstract

We report a case of a 57-year-old man who presented with haemostatic disturbance due to exertion induced heat stroke while running a marathon competition. His haemostatic disturbances were diagnosed as severe disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Appropriate supportive component transfusions were given, guided by rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) test. He died eventually due to respiratory arrest and multiorgan failure. The cause of death was ascertained as death due to heat stroke based on clinical history as well as characteristic pathophysiological features.
How to Cite: Jayaratne, B.R. and Uththara, S.L.H., 2018. Clinico-pathological evaluation of Heat Stroke induced Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka, 6(2), pp.73–77. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/mljsl.v6i2.7378
Published on 26 Dec 2018.
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