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Articles by Craig E. Greene, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Craig E. Greene, DVM, MS, DACVIM

The pathophysiology of DIC: When the hemostatic system malfunctions
September 1, 2005

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), also known as consumptive coagulopathy or defibrination syndrome, is an acquired disorder of the hemostatic system that results in the pathologic activation and disequilibria of normal hemostasis and fibrinolysis, leading to potentially fatal consequences. This syndrome is common in critically ill veterinary patients and is always secondary to an underlying disorder that increases systemic thrombin and plasmin activities.

DIC: Diagnosing and treating a complex disorder
September 1, 2005

In this article, we provide guidance to help you identify and effectively treat patients with DIC early, improving their outcome.


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