It is a serious impairment of blood-clotting mechanisms, which results in hemorrhaging or internal bleeding. This disorder stems from a complication of another underlying disorder.
Causes of Diffuse Intravascular Coagulation
Cause is the decrease of blood-clotting components, which causes wide-spread bleeding. This disorder is the result of pregnancy abnormalities such as placenta previa, abruptio placenta or toxemia, widespread or major infection, cancer, surgery, tissue destruction, as with extensive burns, poisonous snakebite, and the transfusion of mismatched blood.
Signs and Symptoms of Diffuse Intravascular Coagulation
Symptoms include: bleeding and hemorrhage in any part of the body, heavy bleeding, bloody vomit or red or black stools, vaginal bleeding, red or cloudy urine, unexplained bruising, severe abdominal or back pain, convulsions (rare), and coma (rare).
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