What is the treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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DIC, a condition in which bleeding and thrombosis occur, can contribute to multiorgan system failure and carries a high mortality. Although controversy exists regarding DIC treatment, the overall management strategy is to treat the underlying cause and provide supportive care (see Correction of anemia and coagulopathy under General Treatment Guidelines).


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