Skin necrosis is a rare side effect of heparin therapy that is usually localized at injection sites. A 79-year-old patient developed severe thrombocytopenia and extensive skin necrosis unrelated to injection sites after subcutaneous administration of heparin. Although heparin therapy was discontinued, the patient died few days later following myocardial infarction. To our knowledge this is the 2nd reported case of skin necrosis after subcutaneous administration of heparin unrelated to injection sites.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Dermatology|
|State||Published - Mar 25 1994|
- skin necrosis
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