Disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Yaron Bruchim*, Itamar Aroch, Joseph Saragusty, Trevor Waner

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious, life-threatening condition in humans and animals.A secondary complication in a variety of disorders, it is a complex syndrome in which excessive intravascular coagulation leads to microthromboses in and consequential failure of multiple organs with concurrent paradoxical bleeding due to inactivation and excessive consumption of platelets and clotting factors. This article discusses the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of DIC in dogs and cats. Novel treatments and laboratory tests, some of which are still being experimentally evaluated, are also discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)E3
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008


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