Which other conditions may be considered in the differential diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT)?

Updated: Apr 24, 2018
  • Author: Sancar Eke, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Other conditions that may be considered in the differential diagnosis of HIT include the following:

  • Septicemia with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

  • Liver disease with hypersplenism

  • Other medications

  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)

  • Other thrombocytopenic disorders (eg, posttransfusion purpura)

  • Hemodilution (eg, following massive blood transfusions)


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