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Do lots of people get disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
5 doctors agree
In brief: DIC
Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (dic) is very rare outside the intensive care unit or in patients who are very sick.
Dic is usually seen in patients with overwhelming infections that lead to multiple organ failure, therfore, it is typically seen in a patient with serious infection who is sick enough to required intensive care management. Patients who have dic have a very high risk of death.

In brief: DIC
Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (dic) is very rare outside the intensive care unit or in patients who are very sick.
Dic is usually seen in patients with overwhelming infections that lead to multiple organ failure, therfore, it is typically seen in a patient with serious infection who is sick enough to required intensive care management. Patients who have dic have a very high risk of death.
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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very uncommon
Luckily, dic is a very uncommon condition, because when it does happen it is extremely dangerous and can cause a person to bleed to death.

In brief: Very uncommon
Luckily, dic is a very uncommon condition, because when it does happen it is extremely dangerous and can cause a person to bleed to death.
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Dr. Danae Steele
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