Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Since the end of last century, however, it has been emphasized that DIC equals a sign that “Death Is Coming” - Satoshi Gando
image by: Endocrine Dep of TMC
March 7th is a bittersweet date for me; it’s both the anniversary of the day I gave birth to my spirited, opinionated, hilarious and similarly widows-peaked daughter Devon Jane and also that of the day I came thisclose to leaving both of my children motherless, due to a rare complication during childbirth called DIC bleeding.
DIC stands for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation but I’ve since heard heard doctors say it could just as easily mean “Death Is Coming.”
DIC is a pretty uncommon condition, with most maternity wards seeing it less than once in a year, and as such, many OBGYNs don’t have the experience to recognize it and are simply not fast enough in diagnosing…
DIC is a pretty uncommon condition, with most maternity wards seeing it less than once in a year, and as such, many OBGYNs don’t have the experience to recognize it and are simply not fast enough in diagnosing it. At best, 50 percent of the few diagnosed cases (around 1 percent) survive, and even fewer than that do so without some kind of brain damage sustained from a lack of oxygen.
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (abbreviated as DIC), is an acquired hematological disorder characterized by the abnormal clotting of blood where fibrin formation leads to micro vascular thrombi in selected organs...Normally, disseminated intravascular coagulation is never an illness but rather a complication or a result of a prolonged illness.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation can be defined is a widespread hypercoagulable state that can lead to both microvascular and macrovascular clotting and compromised blood flow, ultimately resulting in multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Commonly, life-threatening illnesses accompany disseminated intravascular coagulation. Treatment centers on identifying and treating the underlying cause.
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