Friday, April 15, 2016

Q; How many days usually it take for Thrombocytopenia to resolve after withdrawal of Heparin in Heparin-Induced-Thrombocytopenia (HIT)?

Answer: Seven

Thrombocytopenia usually resolves within a week following withdrawal of heparin in HIT. Persistent thrombocytopenia may give clue to look for other reasons of Thrombocytopenia in same patient. HIT antibodies continue to persist for about three months, reason behind treatment with non-heparin anticoagulation for three months.

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