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Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia

  • Elizabeth KaplanEmail author
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Abstract

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a recognized cause of perioperative complications, including skin necrosis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism, venous sinus thrombosis, and stroke. HIT must be recognized in order to treat and prevent potentially catastrophic complications.

Keywords

Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Direct Thrombin Inhibitor High Clinical Suspicion Catastrophic Complication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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