Hemocoagulase agkistrodon can prevent bleeding and induce hypofibrinogenemia in hepatic disease cases .Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Jun; 58(6):351-353.IJ
Hemocoagulase is often used for hemostasis in patients with bleeding and hemorrhagic diseases, and to avoid or stanch bleeding after surgery. Herein, three patients with hepatic diseases suffering from hypofibrinogenemia were treated with hemocoagulase agkistrodon (HCA) in Peking University People's Hospital during September 2018. All the 3 patients were chronic hepatitis B patients: Patient 1 presented with hepatic carcinoma and chronic hepatitis B, and right hepatectomy was performed; patient 2 presented with chronic hepatitis B and gastrointestinal bleeding; patient 3 presented with chronic hepatitis B, acute liver failure with hematemesis, and was awaiting liver transplantation. All three patients were percutaneously injected with HCA to prevent late-onset bleeding. After HCA was discontinued, coagulation was restored to > 60 mg/dL on day 6, without injection of fibrinogen. HCA significantly reduced the need for fibrinogen in patients with hepatic diseases, and the level of fibrinogen should be carefully monitored in clinical applications.