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Score of Warkentin and Heddle for the Diagnosis of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) using the diagnostic score of Warkentin and Heddle.

Specialty:

Hematology, Hematology, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Medicine

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

D69

Description:

Warkentin and Heddle developed a score for the diagnosis of immune heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). This can help distinguish HIT from conditions that have similar features. The authors are from Hamilton Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada.

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