How is uremic bleeding in platelet disorders treated?

Updated: Aug 05, 2017
  • Author: Perumal Thiagarajan, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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The most effective therapy for this platelet dysfunction is vigorous dialysis. For a more immediate correction of uremic bleeding, DDAVP and cryoprecipitate have also been shown to be useful in providing hemostasis. These modalities provide a short-term benefit until dialysis corrects the hemostatic defects.

In addition to effective dialysis, conjugated estrogen has been shown to decrease bleeding in patients with uremic hemorrhages.


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