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Acute Systemic Reaction Following Administration of Intravenous Heparin

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Laboratory
Clinical Pharmacology
Critical Care
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A patient who has been immunized to heparin may develop an acute systemic reaction shortly after intravenous administration of heparin. The precise mechanism is unclear but it does not appear to represent anaphylaxis.

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