Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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Causes

infection, carcinoma, acute leukemia, trauma (head), shock, liver disease, pregnancy, vascular disease, envenomation, ARDS, transfusion reaction


Diagnosis

PT high

PTT high

Platlet low

Fibrinogen low

FDP high

D-dimer high

RBCs fragmented


Treatment

See Heme: Bleeding Treatment


Source

1/26/06 DONALDSON (addapted from Tintinalli)