Canterbury DHB


Clinical Causes

The most common clinical conditions which may be complicated by DIC are as follows:

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Management of DIC

Management of DIC

Generally, treating the primary disease is the most effective treatment for DIC. For example, antibiotics, delivery of baby, or in the case of APML, All Trans Retinoic Acid. If bleeding is a problem, replacement of the depleted factors is recommended. In practice, this would usually be either platelets, and /or cryoprecipitate, and/or fresh frozen plasma. Cryoprecipitate provides fibrinogen and factor VIII. There is a pure lypholised fibrinogen concretrate (haemocomplettan-P or Riastap) available from Blood Bank, I g per vial.

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August 2016

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August 2018


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