Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is the most important idiosyncratic drug-induced thrombocytopenia because of its high frequency and association with arterial thrombosis. Recent evidence implicates heparin-IgG immune complexes in the pathogenesis of this disorder. New developments such as a diagnostic test for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and current treatment recommendations are reviewed.

publication date

  • February 1989