Heparin is a heterogeneous mixture of sulfated mucopolysaccharides, commonly used injectable anti-coagulant. It is known to cause cutaneous adverse reactions like eczema, erythematous plaques, exfoliative dermatitis and tissue necrosis. We report a case of probable cutaneous allergic response caused by injection of heparin with an established causality and severity. The reaction developed after stopping the drug therapy and after the patient had already been discharged. Since heparin is a widely used drug and this reaction can manifest even after the drug therapy has ceased, thorough counseling of the patient is mandatory.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica|
|Publication status||Published - 06-2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases