DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for disseminated intravascular coagulation

Disseminated intravascular coagulation [DOID:11247]

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), also known as disseminated intravascular coagulopathy or consumptive coagulopathy, is a pathological activation of coagulation (blood clotting) mechanisms that happens in response to a variety of diseases. DIC leads to the formation of small blood clots inside the blood vessels throughout the body. As the small clots consume coagulation proteins and platelets, normal coagulation is disrupted and abnormal bleeding occurs from the skin (e.g. from sites where blood samples were taken), the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and surgical wounds. The small clots also disrupt normal blood flow to organs (such as the kidneys), which may malfunction as a result.

Synonyms:  disseminated intravascular coagulation,  DOID:11247,  DIC,  Defibrination syndrome,  Diffuse or disseminated intravascular coagulation ...