Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in the Obstetric Patient

  • S. Mangione
  • A. Giarratano
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Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has been suggested to be a syndrome rather than a disease. This syndrome is often connected to a systemic pathology and is always secondary to an underlying disease. DIC is characterised by a systemic activation of coagulation system, with the generation and deposition of fibrin and microvascular thrombi in various organs. It is a systemic thrombohaemorrhagic disorder associated with a well-defined clinical situation, laboratory evidence of procoagulant activation, fibrinolytic activation, inhibitor consumption and biochemical evidence of end-organ dysfunction [1, 2, 3].


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Recurrent Pregnancy Loss HELLP Syndrome Procoagulant Activation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mangione
    • 1
  • A. Giarratano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CarePalermo UniversityPalermoItaly

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