Acute Leukemia Presentation with DIC
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Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a common disorder in the ICU. It is often seen in the setting of Acute Myelocytic leukemia, and specifically Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. The key points in care of the patient with DIC in the ICU are early diagnosis of the coagulation abnormality and treatment directed at the underlying cause. Supportive care with blood product transfusion may also be necessary.
KeywordsAML APML DIC Thrombocytopenia T(15;17) ATRA
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