The authors describe the combined occurrence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and cumarin-induced skin necrosis, a rare condition that has not yet been reported in Hungary. The 69-year-old woman had received prophylactic heparin treatment prior to total hip arthroplasty. The first complication that the anticoagulant therapy brought about was serious thrombocytopenia paradoxically associated not with bleeding but with deep vein thrombosis. The latter necessitated coumarin therapy which resulted in severe skin necrosis.
|Translated title of the contribution||Syncumar-induced necrosis following heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 30 1995|
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