Thromboembolic events in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

H. Amital, Y. Shoenfeld

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Thrombocytopenia following heparin treatment appears in 5% of patients so treated. In 20% of such patients paradoxical thromboembolic phenomena may be associated with the thrombocytopenia. This process is most probably mediated via an antibody reaction against a heparin-platelet complex. We present a 70-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of lower extremity thrombophlebitis associated with thrombocytopenia following treatment with heparin for pulmonary embolism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-450+503
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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