The goals with treatment are to address the underlying condition that is causing the clotting activation and to stabilize the affected person. In most cases, DIC will resolve when the disease or condition is treated. Acute DIC is typically treated in a hospital setting.
Supportive measures may need to be taken to address bleeding and clotting. People primarily presenting with severe bleeding may be given platelets or fresh frozen plasma that contains clotting factors, especially when surgical procedures are required to address the underlying condition – such as with retained placental material.