What is DIC?

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) occurs when the body’s coagulation mechanisms are activated in response to a plethora of diseases. Small blood clots appear in the blood vessels all over the body which interfere with the normal coagulation and abnormal bleeding can occur from the respiratory tract, skin, gastrointestinal tract or surgical wounds. The clots also interfere with normal blood flow to vital organs such as the kidney which may malfunction.

Other Names
Defibrination Syndrome
Consumption Coagulopathy