[Heparin-associated thrombocytopenia (HAT) type II. An underestimated complication in prevention of thromboembolism with heparin].

Abstract

We report four patients who developed heparin-associated thrombocytopenia (HAT) under heparin prophylaxis. One patient showed no clinical signs, but three had severe complications (white-clot syndrome, acute adrenal failure and loss of limb because of thromboembolic complication), leading to death in two cases.

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@article{Oberst1998HeparinassociatedT, title={[Heparin-associated thrombocytopenia (HAT) type II. An underestimated complication in prevention of thromboembolism with heparin].}, author={Michael Oberst and Peter Vierling and Falk Thielemann}, journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen}, year={1998}, volume={69 2}, pages={198-203} }