Disseminated intravascular coagulation (ko-ag-u-LA-shun), or DIC, is a condition in which blood clots form throughout the body's small blood vessels. These blood clots can reduce or block blood flow through the blood vessels, which can damage the body's organs. In DIC, the increased clotting uses up platelets (PLATE-lets) and clotting factors in the blood. Platelets are blood cell fragments that stick together to seal small cuts and breaks on blood vessel walls and stop bleeding. Clotting ...
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), is a condition in which thrombosis occurs throughout the capillaries, usually after a trauma or some other trigger. The clots can reduce or block blood flow, and platelets are quickly consumed, which can then lead to localized bleeding. This condition can be life-threatening if not carefully managed.