Author(s): Thomason JM, Seymour RA, Murphy P, Brigham KM, Jones P
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Abstract A case report is described of significant aspirin-induced haemorrhage following a gingivectory procedure in an organ transplant patient. Aspirin-induced platelet impairment secondary to low-dose aspirin was implicated as the cause of the haemorrhage. Haemostasis was eventually achieved after platelet transfusion. The case illustrates the problems that can arise when carrying out gingival surgery on patients medicated with low-dose aspirin.
This article was published in J Clin Periodontol
and referenced in Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion