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Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia: Overview and Treatment

Daniel A. Zinkovsky, PharmD, and Marilena S. Antonopoulos, PharmD, FASCP
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Heparin is a valuable anticoagulant, but it can induce severe immunologic ­reactions at any dose. The authors present a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, laboratory findings, and therapeutic management of thrombocytopenia that can result from this antithrombotic agent.