Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
Clinical Findings:
 - Bleeding (64%), Renal dysfunction (25%), Hepatic dysfunction (19%), Respiratory Dysfunction (16%), Shock (14%), Thromboembolism (7%), CNS involvement (2%)
Cutaneous manifestations of DIC:
 - Petechiae, purpura, palpable variants of both, acral cyanosis, hemorrhagic bullae, purpura fulminans, subcutaneous dissecting hematomata, bleeding from wound or venipuncture sites.
Laboratory Findings:
 - Platelet Count ↓
 - Fibrinogen ↓
 - PT/INR ↑
 - PTT ↑
 - D-Dimer ↑
 - Peripheral Smear: Schistocytes, helmet cells

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Dr. Ravi Singh K
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Academic Hospitalist and APD @SinaiBmoreIMRes, Clinical reasoning,Simulation and POCUS enthusiast - https://twitter.com/rav7ks
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