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Heparin-associated skin necrosis.
  1. J. Fowlie,
  2. P. D. Stanton,
  3. J. R. Anderson
  1. Department of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, UK.


    A case of skin necrosis at the sites of injection of subcutaneous heparin is described. The patient went on to develop heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and pulmonary embolism. Review of the previously described cases of heparin-associated skin necrosis reveals that this sequence of events is not uncommon.

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