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PATIENT IS 64 YR OLD WITH MULTIPLE DOCUMENTED illnesses.

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PATIENT IS 64 YR...

PATIENT IS 64 YR OLD WITH MULTIPLE DOCUMENTED illnesses. Parkinsons, degenerative disk disease, and high blood clotting factor 8. NOW all has been well controlled until an insect bite or some kind of bite on R ankle. Now in last 12 hours patient is generallly swollen, joints hurt, right ankle swollen, and is now bleeding from old wounds. What the heck is going on...???

Doctor's Assistant: In general, how has your health been lately?

Recovering from recent back surgery has progressed to the point of almowt recovered, then this.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Diabetes since starting steroids in 2011 during recovery of initial neck and back surgeries.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago

He should be seen at a medical facility immediately.

An insect bite can change the clotting and bleeding cascade.

Also bite can cause infection which may start bleeding or conditions like DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation). These may be serious and need urgent attention.

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