REVIEW ARTICLESHemostatic disorders in bird flu infectionWiwanitkit, VirojAuthor Information Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand Received 17 August, 2006 Revised 15 August, 2007 Accepted 24 August, 2007 Correspondence to Viroj Wiwanitkit, MD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Tel/fax: +662 2564136; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: January 2008 - Volume 19 - Issue 1 - p 5-6 doi: 10.1097/MBC.0b013e3282f185a6 Buy Metrics Abstract Bird flu or avian flu, caused by the H5N1 virus, is a new emerging infectious disease. The present review summarizes the details of thrombohemostatic disorders in human bird flu infection. According to present evidence, thrombocytopenia is a common presentation of H5N1 infection but disturbance of the coagulation pathway is not. In conclusion, bleeding presentation in patients with bird flu might relate to the pathology of platelets. Based on present knowledge, there is no report of thrombotic complication in H5N1 infection. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.