Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Treatment
Treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation usually includes oxygen therapy, intravenous fluids, and anticoagulants. Blood transfusion or platelet transfusion may be necessary.
Treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation includes:
- The first step is to identify and treat the underlying cause for the disseminated intravascular coagulation.
- Oxygen therapy
- Intravenous fluids
- Anticoagulants for disseminated intravascular coagulation:
- Blood transfusion
- Platelet transfusion
- Used in cases of very low platelets, evidence of bleeding, or high risk for bleeding
- Fresh frozen plasma
- Monitoring of PTT and PT
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat disseminated intravascular coagulation:
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