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Heparin Can Cause Skin Lesions, The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Study



9/29/2009 9:20:26 AM

EurekAlert! -- Heparin, a commonly used anticoagulant, can cause skin lesions, reports a study http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj081729.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. Skin lesions caused by heparin may indicate the presence of a life-threatening decrease in the number of platelets, a condition called "heparin-induced thrombocytopenia" or a, in most cases self-limiting, allergic skin reaction.

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