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Various heparin preparations can induce an allergic reaction in certain patients. This results in a fall in platelet count and, paradoxically, thrombosis. This phenomenon is called heparin induced thrombocytopenia type 2 (HIT-2), and should be distinguished from the mild and usually asymptomatic non-immunologic thrombocytopenia, that often occurs during… (More)
A forty-six-year old in-patient was treated with heparin for massive pulmonary embolism. During the hospitalization, the clinical evolution was unusual and characterised as follows: a) the extent of pulmonary embolism justified a thrombolysis by streptokinase; b) an acute thrombocytopenia occurred a few days later, preceded by a slower, but significant… (More)