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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Agnieszka Wróbel
Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2013;6(1):17-21.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2013)
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Published online: 2013-03-07

Abstract

Heparin is one of the most often used drugs in patients with thromboembolic diseases. Adverse complication of heparin treatment is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) caused by IgG antibodies directed against heparin and platelet factor 4 (PF4) complexes. Current review bases on the recent reports and contains summary and comparison of the methods contemporarily used in HIT diagnostics.

Abstract

Heparin is one of the most often used drugs in patients with thromboembolic diseases. Adverse complication of heparin treatment is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) caused by IgG antibodies directed against heparin and platelet factor 4 (PF4) complexes. Current review bases on the recent reports and contains summary and comparison of the methods contemporarily used in HIT diagnostics.
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Keywords

heparin; thrombocytopenia; heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT); HIT diagnostics

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Title

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Journal

Journal of Transfusion Medicine

Issue

Vol 6, No 1 (2013)

Pages

17-21

Published online

2013-03-07

Bibliographic record

Journal of Transfusion Medicine 2013;6(1):17-21.

Keywords

heparin
thrombocytopenia
heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)
HIT diagnostics

Authors

Agnieszka Wróbel

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