Which physical findings are characteristic of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)?

Updated: Sep 10, 2021
  • Author: Sancar Eke, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS, FACP  more...
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Patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) may present with unusual characteristic sequelae, including the following:

  • Venous limb gangrene

  • Bilateral adrenal hemorrhagic infarction

  • Skin lesions at injection sites

  • Acute systemic reactions following an intravenous heparin bolus

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