What is the role of activated coagulation factors in the inflammatory process of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: Marcel M Levi, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Many of the activated coagulation factors produced in DIC contribute to the propagation of inflammation by stimulating endothelial cell release of proinflammatory cytokines. [35] Factor Xa, thrombin, and the TF-VIIa complex have each been demonstrated to elicit proinflammatory action. Furthermore, given the anti-inflammatory action of activated protein C and antithrombin, depression of these anticoagulants in DIC contributes to further dysregulation of inflammation. [6, 36, 37]

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