Title

Pulmonary embolism (PE) in transit in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) with negative serotonin-release assay (SRA)

Affiliations

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Abstract

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a potentially lethal condition, although frequently diagnosed, and is rarely associated with transit on initial presentation. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) can cause both arterial thrombus formation and venous thromboembolism. The two forms of HIT must be differentiated in order to guide management. We present a complex and unique case of PE in transit secondary to HIT diagnosed in a patient with a negative serotonin assay.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

35698467


 

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