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Chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare and serious disorder in which the body's clotting system is activated and begins to form clots throughout the body. This can lead to a decrease in the amount of circulating blood, which can cause organ damage and even death. DIC is caused by an underlying condition, such as cancer, infection, or trauma, and is characterized by the formation of small clots in the blood vessels, which can block the flow of blood and cause organ damage. Symptoms of DIC include fatigue, shortness of breath, and bleeding from the nose, mouth, or other body parts. Treatment for DIC includes medications to reduce clotting, as well as supportive care to prevent further complications.
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