Disseminated intravascular coagulation in trauma injuries.

@article{Lippi2010DisseminatedIC,
  title={Disseminated intravascular coagulation in trauma injuries.},
  author={Giuseppe Lippi and Gianfranco Cervellin},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={378-87}
}
Physical injuries, especially road traffic injuries, are a leading cause of death and morbidity worldwide, ranking fifth among the leading causes of death in the United States. Immediate and early trauma deaths are mainly determined by primary brain injuries and/or hemorrhages, whereas late mortality is caused by secondary brain injuries, host defense failure, and superimposed complications including also disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Trauma patients are particularly susceptible… CONTINUE READING

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