Criteria for diagnosis of DIC based on the analysis of clinical and laboratory findings in 345 DIC patients collected by the Research Committee on DIC in Japan

Bibl Haematol. 1983;(49):265-75. doi: 10.1159/000408467.


From analysis of the clinical and laboratory findings in the DIC patients collected by JRDC, diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of DIC are proposed. The characteristics of the criteria are as follows: (1) a scoring system is adopted; (2) as the tests for scoring, PT, plasma Fbg level, serum FDP level, and platelet count are used; (3) different scores are given according to the grade of change in the results of the tests; (4) bleeding and clinical signs indicating organ dysfunction due to DIC are included in the scoring system; and (5) recognition of the well-known etiological factors of DIC is also scored.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / diagnosis*
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
  • Female
  • Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products / analysis
  • Fibrinogen / analysis
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Platelet Count
  • Prothrombin Time


  • Fibrin Fibrinogen Degradation Products
  • Fibrinogen