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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2011, Article ID 591760, 2 pages
Case Report

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy following Induced Second Trimester Curettage Abortion

1Department of OBGYN, St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, 326 West 64th Street, Chicago, IL 60621, USA
2Department of OBGYN, Roseland Community Hospital, 45 W 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628, USA

Received 27 August 2010; Accepted 4 October 2010

Academic Editors: R.-J. Chen and M. Friedrich

Copyright © 2011 Paulami Guha. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. This is a case of 18-year-old adolescent girl admitted with profuse vaginal bleeding following induced second trimester curettage abortion at 13 weeks of gestation. Case. Her transvaginal sonogram detected retained products of conceptus, and her blood reports revealed a full blown picture of DIC. Dilatation and evacuation was done after initial resuscitation with packed RBCs and platelet concentrates. She had an uneventful recovery period. Conclusion. DIC is an extremely life-threatening condition which can occur as a very infrequent complication of second trimester abortion.