Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New HIT review

This is one of many I've posted on this site and is similar to previous topic reviews. One important point not mentioned in some of the other reviews is that if the patient happens to be on warfarin at the time the HIT is discovered, it should be reversed with vitamin K due to the risk of skin necrosis, venous gangrene and other thrombotic complications. The role of fondaparinux remains uncertain and the authors are reserved in their comments.

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