Table 1

Some conditions associated with increased bleeding

Acquired
Liver disease
Vitamin K deficiency
Severe renal failure
Hypothyroidism
Disseminated intravascular coagulation from any cause
Diseases of bone marrow
Myeloma
Myeloproliferative disorders
Myelodysplasia
Use of antithrombotic medications
Heparin
Warfarin
Aspirin
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Thrombocytopenia
In bone marrow failure
Autoimmune
In hypersplenism
In human immunodeficiency virus infection
In massive transfusion
As a result of haemolytic uraemic syndrome
As a result of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Congenital
Von Willebrand's disease
Haemophilia