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Acute systemic disseminated intravascular coagulation: Managing a complex medical condition

Kruger, Danielle PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: May 2006 - Volume 19 - Issue 5 - p 28–32

In patients with major trauma, DIC approximately doubles the mortality rate. In those with sepsis, 30% to 50% develop DIC. The chance that you will encounter this coagulation disorder during clinical practice is quite high.

The author is a full-time medicine instructor at Saint Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers PA Training Program, Fresh Meadows, NY. She has indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2006 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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