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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

Disease definition

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a drug-induced, immune-mediated prothrombotic disorder associated with thrombocytopenia and venous and/or arterial thrombosis.


  • Synonym(s):
    • HAT
    • HIT
    • Heparin-associated thrombocytopenia
    • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type 2
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: D69.5
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0272285
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 2650
  • MedDRA: 10062506

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