Tag Archives: HIT

Case 32 – summary

Our patient has now been on argatroban for 5 days and his plt count has risen to 115. He has no evidence of bleeding and no thrombosis. He continues to improve post operatively and is starting to mobilise. Given that … Continue reading

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Case 32 – update 2

Our patient has been found to be HIT positive on the ELISA. He initially had a HIT screen test with a rapid gel agglutination assay for antibodies directed against the PF4/heparin complexes which is positive. This test has a good … Continue reading

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Case 32 – update 1

So what have we found out so far? We have a 40 year old man, who had one episode of ITP as a child, with dilated cardiomyopathy who is now 7 days post LVAD with plt of 30 and falling. … Continue reading

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Case 1 – summary

Thank you for your comments about anticoagulation management in HIT. Argatroban and danaparoid would be appropriate anticoagulants to use in this setting. Lepirudin is no longer available, having been recently withdrawn from Europe. Fondaparinux would not be suitable at this … Continue reading

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Case 1 – update 2

Hello all. Thank you for your comments on investigations for HIT. As mentioned by a number of contributers there are a number of tests available when investigating a patient for possible HIT. These are summarised in a comment from a … Continue reading

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