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General Critical Care

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In Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), patients may present with both necrotic and hemorrhagic skin lesions, reflecting the complex and severe nature of this condition. The necrotic lesions arise from widespread microthrombi formation in small blood vessels, leading to impaired blood flow and subsequent tissue death, manifesting as purplish, black, or red patches on the skin. Concurrently, hemorrhagic lesions occur due to the significant depletion of platelets and clotting factors, a result of the excessive clotting process, leading to spontaneous bleeding under the skin. These may appear as petechiae, purpura, or ecchymoses, scattered across various parts of the body.

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