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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid

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Von Willebrand Disease
Mixed platelet and coagulation disorder
Autosomal Dominant Condition Leading to Reduced vWF
Defect in platelet plug formation
Increased Bleeding Time
PTT increased
Factor VIII decreased
Normal platelet count
DDAVP (synthetic vasopressin)
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Bleeding state
Activation of clotting factors
Deficiency of clotting factors
Obstetric complications
Acute Pancreatitis
Nephrotic Syndrome
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Factor V Leiden Thrombophilia
Most Common Genetic Clotting Disorder in Caucasians
Genetic Point Mutation
Glutamine Replaces Arginine
Mutant Factor V
Resistant to Degradation by Activated Protein C
Recurrent DVT (Increased Risk of Thromboembolism)
Avoid Oral Contraceptives
Caution During Pregnancy
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Protein C or S Deficiency
Autosomal Dominant
Inability to Inactivate Factor Va and VIIIa
Hypercoagulable State
Recurrent DVTs or DVTs at Young Age
Begin Heparin
Slowly Bridge to Warfarin
Hemorrhagic Skin Necrosis
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