Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

What is Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia?

Heparin is used to dissolve blood clots. But large doses of heparin causes less production of platelets, a condition called Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

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I had a recent round of blood tests and my platelet count came back low. Never had that before. It was 124 where the norm is 140-400. Is it...

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Your platelet count is borderline low as you point out. However, this is unlikely to cause problems with...

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On both elbows i have small red dots grouped together looks like a bruise but it isn't. It started with a small about cm in diameter but now is...

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These grouped dotted lesions look like petechiae, that is minute bleed in skin. It is at the site of...

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Hi, My son is suffering from dengue positive once and after fifteen days it becomes negative, than itp with low platelate. During the treatment...

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Prolonged thrombocytopenia in a usual case of dengue virus infection is uncommon. Dengue-related...

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