Diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation.

  title={Diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation.},
  author={Marcel M. Levi},
  journal={International journal of laboratory hematology},
  volume={36 3},
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition in which systemic activation of coagulation without a specific localization occurs, resulting in extensive formation of intravascular fibrin, particularly in small and midsize vessels. Disseminated intravascular coagulation may lead to several altered coagulation parameters, including a low platelet count, abnormal global clotting assays, low levels of physiological anticoagulant proteases, or increased fibrin degradation products… CONTINUE READING