What long-term monitoring is needed following 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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Outpatient medications may include antiplatelet agents for those with low-grade DIC, antibiotics appropriate to the primary diagnosis, or both. Patients who recover from acute DIC should follow up with their primary care provider or a hematologist. Patients with low-grade or chronic DIC may be treated by a hematologist on an outpatient basis after initial assessment and stabilization. Chronic DIC in patients with cancer can be managed with subcutaneous heparin or low molecular weight heparin.


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