Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in children

Acta Paediatr. 1993 May;82(5):495-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1993.tb12732.x.


Two children aged 3 months and 14 years developed heparin-induced thrombocytopenia whilst receiving heparin. The clinical course was complicated by renal vein thrombosis in the 3-month-old infant and subcutaneous haemorrhage requiring resuscitation in the 14-year-old child. Anticoagulant therapy was discontinued immediately in the 3-month-old child. In the 14-year-old child, because of the need for continued anticoagulation therapy, low molecular weight heparin was used until warfarin could be substituted.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Heparin / adverse effects*
  • Heparin / pharmacology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Platelet Aggregation / drug effects
  • Thrombocytopenia / chemically induced*


  • Heparin