The endocarditis that was not: an unusual case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia with unusual complications. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The complications of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia have been well described previously. However, evidence of the possibility that heparin-induced thrombocytopenia can trigger a thyroid storm has never been published before. A catastrophic evolution of a man referred with a high endocarditis suspicion previously treated with heparin, who successively developed arterial thrombosis and thyroid storm, is described.

publication date

  • November 2001