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What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
A serious illness: A small number of patients taking Heparin develop an antibody that activates platelets and induces consumption of platelets and bleeding disorder. See below: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2937296/.

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