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What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

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/. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more


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What is heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2?

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/. ...Read more

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How does warfarin increase the risk of thrombosis in heparin induced thrombocytopenia?

How does warfarin increase the risk of thrombosis in heparin induced thrombocytopenia?

HITT: Coumadin (warfarin) will also drop funcitonal levels of anti thromboti genes such as Prot C an S. In HITT coumadin (warfarin) dose not increase the risk of thrombosis, it is just inneffective at blocking the heparin PF4 complexes that lead to thrombosis in this condition. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the rat dosage for aspirin to induce thrombocytopenia?

Help please? What is the rat dosage for aspirin to induce thrombocytopenia?

Wrong forum: If you basically asking how to poison a rat with aspirin, healthtap is an in appropriate forum for your question. If I am misunderstanding your question, please try asking your question again in a different way. ...Read more

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Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Can thrombocytopenia be induced by chemotherapy?

Yep: All blood cell lines (including platelets) can be affected by chemotherapy, some chemos more than others. Your doctor will check your CBC regularly for this. If you notice undue bleeding, though, make sure to let him/her know. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic thrombocytopenia? How do people get it, and is it self-curing?

Group of diseases: This is fairly common, caused by antibodies against, or antigen-antibody complexes adhering to, your sticky platelets. Mild or severe, the tendency to bruise and bleed prompts confirmatory lab testing. It can appear suddenly, often after a viral illness and often disappears on its own. Or it can stay on / be discovered as an chronic illness of variable severity, best managed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HIT after just 1 dose of 2500 u of heparin intravenously?

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. ...Read more

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What can women with thrombocytopenia use for contraception?

What can women with thrombocytopenia use for contraception?

Many choices: Women with thrombocytopenia, or a low level of platelets in the blood, may be at risk for heavier periods. Birth control options that are known to decrease bleeding include depo-provera (an injectable contraceptive), and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. In addition, remember that polyurethane and latex condoms are safe, prevent pregnancy and STDs and don't have any side effects! ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Thrombocytopenia (Definition)

deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow ...Read more