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Default Does aspirin increase PT?

I discovered that aspirin increases prothrombin time(PT) while reading MTB step 2ck (page 536, emergency medicine section) and could not find any explanation to this statement. Can anybody explain me how does it happen, cause I don't understand the mechanism. Thank you.
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I discovered that aspirin increases prothrombin time(PT) while reading MTB step 2ck (page 536, emergency medicine section) and could not find any explanation to this statement. Can anybody explain me how does it happen, cause I don't understand the mechanism. Thank you.
The answer is no. aspirin affects platelets, and not coagulation factors.

Aspirin affects Bleeding time (BT)
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The answer is no. aspirin affects platelets, and not coagulation factors.

Aspirin affects Bleeding time (BT)
So as I understand it is a simple mistake. Spent a lot of time searching this information by internet.
Is there any errata for MTB in that case?
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