Management of Hematologic Disorders

  • Author: David Aboulafia, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • HIV itself is unlikely to be direct cause of DIC, therefore a triggering event (eg, sepsis, organ failure, malignancy, obstetric complication, trauma) should be identified
  • Scoring algorithms available to assist in diagnosis and management (Management Guidelines)[Toh 2007]
  • Identification and reversal of underlying cause is only definitive treatment

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