When is clinically significant disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) likely to occur?

Updated: Dec 06, 2020
  • Author: Marcel M Levi, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Although the coagulation system may be activated in patients with preeclampsia and HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count) syndrome, clinically significant DIC occurs in only a small percentage of patients, usually in association with secondary complications.


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