Andreas Greinacher

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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

At a Glance Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) should be suspected if the platelet count decreases by 50% (at least 30%) during or within 2 weeks after administration of unfractionated heparin or low molecular weight heparin or fondaparinux, especially if associated with a new thrombosis. The platelet count typically starts falling 5-14 days after the start of…

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