Cutaneous adverse events associated with heparin

Authors


  • Conflict of interest: none declared.

Dr Paola Maldonado Cid, Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, P° de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain
E-mail: pmaldonadocid@gmail.com

Summary

Heparin use is associated with various cutaneous reactions, with the most common being immune-mediated skin lesions and bleeding complications. In this review, we compile the dermatological side-effects of heparin reported in the literature, and provide a clear approach to their adequate management.

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