What is the role of anticoagulation prophylaxis in the treatment 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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Patients with DIC may benefit from prophylaxis to prevent venous thromboembolism, which will not be achieved with standard low-dose subcutaneous heparin. Theoretically, the most logical anticoagulant agent to use in DIC is directed against tissue factor activity.


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