A client with difficulty in breathing gets a CT scan that shows multiple clots in the lungs as well as in their heart and kidneys. Which blood clotting disorder does this client likely have?


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- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

- Hemophilia

- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

- Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome


Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome is a disorder of the platelets where they are very small and limited in number causing prolonged bleeding. Hemophilia is a disorder where the blood is missing certain clotting factors and clotting is abnormal. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation is occurs because the activation of the clotting cascasde causes mini clots to form all throughout the vasculature of the body. Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura is an autoimmune disorder where platelets are destroyed and the client is unable to clot. The client will bruise easily.

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