Fibrinolysis

Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
Key InformationAppropriate Tests

Primary pathological fibrinogenolysis

Primary fibrinogenolysis is an uncommon acquired bleeding disorder which should be distinguished from DIC with secondary fibrin lysis.

Review clinical features; FBC, blood film, platelet count; APTT, PT, thrombin time, fibrinogen; fibrin degradation products or D-dimers.

Severe liver disease

Cirrhosis

See Cirrhosis-bleeding

Prostatic carcinoma

See Carcinoma-Prostatic carcinoma

Cardiopulmonary surgery

Amniotic fluid embolism

Thrombolytic agents

See Thrombolytic therapy.

Envenomation

SeeĀ Snake bite.