HIV infection increases the risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

George R. Thompson, Valerie A. Lawrence, George E. Crawford

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The incidence of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected inpatients was compared with that in a control group that was not known to be infected with HIV in a retrospective cohort study. HIV-infected patients receiving heparin therapy, especially unfractionated heparin therapy, were at increased risk of developing heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, compared with HIV-uninfected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1393-1396
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number10
StatePublished - Nov 15 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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