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Title: Skin necrosis following subcutaneous heparin injection.
Authors: Mar, A W;Dixon, B;Ibrahim, K;Parkin, John Desmond
Affiliation: Department of Haematology, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Nov-1995
Citation: The Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 36(4): 201-3
Abstract: Heparin-induced skin necrosis is a rare but serious complication of subcutaneously administered heparin. Previous reports indicate that the skin necrosis is often accompanied by thrombocytopenia and occasionally by lethal thromboembolism. It thus shows features similar to the heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) syndrome and probably represents a localized form of this condition. Caution is required in the event of skin necrosis; heparin therapy should be ceased immediately and not used again if the complications of HIT are to be avoided.
Internal ID Number: 8593109
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aged
Heparin.administration & dosage.adverse effects
Injections, Subcutaneous.adverse effects
Necrosis.chemically induced
Thrombocytopenia.chemically induced
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