Skin necrosis secondary to low-molecular weight heparin in a patient with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

G. E. Gibson, L. E. Gibson, L. A. Drage, C. R. Garrett, M. A. Gertz

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Skin necrosis is a rare complication of subcutaneous heparin therapy that usually occurs at injection sites. It occasionally accompanies the heparin-associated thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome. We describe a patient with the antiphospholipid syndrome who had skin necrosis develop from low-molecular weight heparin therapy at sites distant from injection sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-859
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5 II SUPPL.
StatePublished - Dec 2 1997


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  • Dermatology

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