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She is 56, smoker, no diabetes, no PAD. Hx of drug abuse, endocarditis in the early 80's, hepatitis C.
She just had some type of cardiac angiography, maybe an angioplasty. So they have decided not to do the cardiac bypass, may be too risky. Some type of doppler showed "belly clott" causing necrosis fifth toe and purple gr toe, same side. Said she would lose leg if nothing is done, waiting till tues for some type of surgical intervention to "belly clott"? also complicated by hx of MRSA. Essentially, she does not understand what is happening, nothing has been explained
Hello,The possible causes of clot and gangrene toe are;Autoimmune disorders like antiphospholid syndrome or lupus anticoagulant. Cancer / MalignancyProlonged immobilizationNephrotic syndrome (kidney disease)Atherosclerosis.So she would need a blood work for above diseases for the ascertainment of the diagnosis.Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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