Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Definition & Causes

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Where are platelets made?

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1. Which of the following is true of disseminated intravascular coagulation?

2. Which of the following may be an underlying condition that leads to DIC?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining the importance of correct blood clotting in the body, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Understanding where platelets are made and knowing how DIC can be caused in the body are some topics this quiz covers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked questions regarding:

  • Where platelets are made
  • How DIC can be caused in the body
  • Possible underlying conditions leading to DIC
  • The term denoting infection of the bloodstream
  • What purpura looks like

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about what purpura looks like from the related disseminated intravascular coagulation lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how DIC can be caused in the body and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the term denoting infection of the bloodstream

Additional Learning

Feel free to use the lesson titled Disseminated Vascular Coagulation: Definition & Causes to understand this condition further. Objectives that this lesson will help you cover are:

  • Define what disseminated intravascular coagulation is
  • Understand the characteristics of DIC
  • Know how over clotting in one area can lead to bleeding in another
  • Describe how the body stops bleeding
  • Identify the main causes of DIC
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