Fondaparinux-associated heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Abstract

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune-mediated clinical syndrome of thrombocytopenia and thrombosis occurring after exposure to heparin. HIT most commonly occurs after exposure to unfractionated heparin but has also been reported with low-molecular-weight heparin. To date, there have been very few reports of HIT with the pentasaccharide fondaparinux, and some have proposed fondaparinux as a treatment for HIT. This article presents two cases of HIT associated with fondaparinux use

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oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3246845Last time updated on 7/8/2012

This paper was published in PubMed Central.

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