BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006676
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Thigh haematoma following acupuncture treatment in a patient on warfarin

  1. Steven Laggan
  1. Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Trafford General Hospital, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sami Kenz, samikenz71{at}


A 82-year-old woman on warfarin for atrial-fibrillation was admitted via the acute medical take having developed a large haematoma in the right thigh (picture). She gave a history of recent acupuncture treatment for trochanteric bursitis. Acupuncture treatment had been given in the community and we do not know if the therapist was aware of the fact she was being treated with …

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