Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation - DIC

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a disorder characterized by dysregulation of coagulation resulting in bleeding and coagulation, which without intervention may progress to organ failure and death. Laboratory findings suggestive of DIC consist of a low platelet count, elevation of the D-dimer and fibrinogen concentrations, and prolongation of prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT).

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February 2018

Last Update: October 2019