A 30-year-old female asked:
What are the chances of getting hit after just 1 dose of 2500 u of heparin intravenously?
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Internal Medicine 36 years experience
HIT: HIT is known as heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. There are two forms. Only type II is clinical significant and can be life threatening if not recognized and treated appropriately. It is mediated by an immune mechanism through formation of antibodies against platelet. It occurs in 1-5% of patients exposed to heparin, regardless of the dose or route of administration.
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Last updated May 23, 2015
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