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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 526-527

Clopidogrel-induced spontaneous pectoral hematoma


Department of Cardiology, Sakarya Education and Research Hospital, Korucuk, Sakarya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mehmet Akif Cakar
Department of Cardiology, Sakarya Education and Research Hospital, Korucuk, Sakarya
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.99342

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Clopidogrel is an oral antiplatelet agent used in the treatment of coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and cerebrovascular disease. Gastrointestinal symptomsincluding nausea, diarrhea and constipation are the common side effects ofthis drug. Serious side effects like intracranial hemorrhage and severe neutropenia were also reported but spontaneous pectoral hematoma due to the clopidogrel has not been reported previously. We present a case of large spontaneous pectoral hematoma during clopidogrel therapy in an elderly woman.






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