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Subcutaneous hematomas from prophylactic heparin use. Clin Case Rep 2018 01;6(1):226-227

Date

01/30/2018

Pubmed ID

29375872

Pubmed Central ID

PMC5771901

DOI

10.1002/ccr3.1291

Abstract

Heparin is an anticoagulant, which is frequently used in hospitalized patients for prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Subcutaneous administration of heparin may lead to complications such as bruising, hematoma, and pain at the injection site. Hematomas can develop without visible bruising, as in our case.

Author List

Koratala A, Bhattacharya D

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Assistant Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin