Don't miss HIT (heparin induced thrombocytopenia).


Thrombocytopenia following a burn injury can cause serious complications. There are several possible causes including the burn itself, drugs, sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). A case report of a patient who developed heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) whilst on haemofiltration for acute renal failure is presented. The aetiology of thrombocytopenia in a burns patient and its management is discussed. The key to effective treatment of thrombocytopenia is identification of the cause. HIT is an important diagnosis to include in the differential.


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@article{Horner2004DontMH, title={Don't miss HIT (heparin induced thrombocytopenia).}, author={Ben M Horner and Simon Richard Myers}, journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries}, year={2004}, volume={30 1}, pages={88-90} }