Classification of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) Based on the Degree of Compensation in the Production of Coagulation Factors and Platelets


Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) can range from mild to severe and from acute to chronic. Cooper et al classified DIC based on the level of "compensation" as reflected by the levels of components consumed by the coagulopathy. The compensation reflected the ability of the body to increase production to exceed consumption.

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