Towards definition, clinical and laboratory criteria, and a scoring system for disseminated intravascular coagulation.

@article{Taylor2001TowardsDC,
  title={Towards definition, clinical and laboratory criteria, and a scoring system for disseminated intravascular coagulation.},
  author={Fletcher B. Taylor and Cheng Hock Toh and W Keith Hoots and Hideo Wada and Marcel M. Levi},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 5},
  pages={1327-30}
}
Already in the 19th century some of the first clinical and pathological observations related to DIC were made. A more precise description of DIC and its underlying pathogenesis had to wait until the 20th century, when more insight in the mechanism of blood coagulation was attained and better laboratory tests had become available. Although the general picture of DIC is known to most clinicians, a precise description of the syndrome, a good working definition and a useful scoring system are not… CONTINUE READING
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