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Ulcerative colitis complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation.
  1. S. Muller,
  2. I. M. Chesner,
  3. J. Sheridan,
  4. J. Newman
  1. Department of Pathology, East Birmingham Hospital, Bordesley Green East, UK.

    Abstract

    We report a case of chronic ulcerative colitis complicated by clinical evidence of disseminated intravascular coagulation and pathological evidence of intestinal ischaemia secondary to venular and capillary fibrin thrombi. This may well represent an example of univisceral Shwartzman reaction occurring in a sensitized target organ.

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