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Friday, August 26, 2016

DIC

emDocs - August 25, 2016 - Author: Phipps A - Edited by: Robertson J and Koyfman A
"Summary
DIC is an important clinical entity seen in critically ill patients. Laboratories studies may demonstrate low platelets, an elevated INR, an elevated d-dimer, and low fibrinogen levels. Rapid identification and treatment of the underlying cause as well as supplementation with blood products is important to reduce mortality in these patients."