What are the dermatologic signs 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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Answer

Dermatologic signs include the following:

  • Petechiae

  • Jaundice (liver dysfunction or hemolysis)

  • Purpura

  • Hemorrhagic bullae

  • Acral cyanosis

  • Skin necrosis of lower limbs (purpura fulminans)

  • Localized infarction and gangrene

  • Wound bleeding and deep subcutaneous hematomas

  • Thrombosis


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