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Covert poisoning with difenacoum: diagnosis and follow-up difficulties

  • Kitel Caroline ORCID logo EMAIL logo , Jaillette Emmanuelle , Zawadzki Christophe , Azzouz Ramy and Lenski Marie ORCID logo

Corresponding author: Dr. Caroline Kitel, CHU de Lille - Pôle de Biologie Pathologie Génétique, Rue Paul NAYRAC, 59 037 LILLE CEDEX, France; and Univ. Lille, CHU Lille, Institut d’Hématologie-Transfusion, Pôle de Biologie Pathologie Génétique, Lille, France, E-mail:

  1. Research funding: None declared.

  2. Author contributions: E.J. and R.A. delivered patient care and provided clinical data; C.K. and M.L. reviewed laboratory data and wrote the manuscript; C.K. produced the figure; C.Z. critically revised the manuscript. All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Consent was unobtainable (not refused). The case was completely anonymized, with no unique identifying characteristic that could lead to inadvertent patient identification.

  5. Ethical approval: Not applicable.


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Received: 2022-03-30
Accepted: 2022-05-16
Published Online: 2022-05-30
Published in Print: 2022-08-26

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