Disseminated intravascular coagulation in Child
DIC occurs when there is intravenous coagulation in association with consumption of platelets. Hemolytic anemia and thromboembolism secondary to intravascular coagulation occurs.
The symptoms of DIC can be mild to severe. The onset can be subacute or sudden with associated high fever and development of purpura.
In severe cases, fatality can occur within 2 days.
D65 – Disseminated intravascular coagulation [defibrination syndrome]
67406007 – Disseminated intravascular coagulation
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Coumadin (warfarin) necrosis
- Heparin necrosis
- Recluse spider envenoming
- Acute meningococcemia
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Large vessel vasculitis
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Idiopathic purpura fulminans
- Localized trauma
- Primary bone marrow failure – such as an infiltrative process or leukemia
- Primary fibrinolysis
- Coagulation factor deficiency syndrome
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