Journal Article

Anticoagulation with r-hirudin in a patient with acute renal failure and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

S Steuer, C Boogen, J Plum, C Deppe, H Reinauer and B Grabensee

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 14, issue suppl_4, pages 45-47
Published in print January 1999 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online January 1999 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ndt/14.suppl_4.45
Anticoagulation with r-hirudin in a patient with acute renal failure and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

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After a Caesarean section subcutaneous bleeding with a secondary infection occurred accompanied by acute renal failure. Additionally the diagnosis of a heparin-induced thrombocytopenia type II could be made. Therefore, haemodialysis treatments were performed with r-hirudin as an alternative anticoagulation. Even in dialysis dependent acute renal failure a safe anticoagulation with r-hirudin is possible if aPTT and plasma r-hirudin are closely monitored.

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Subjects: Nephrology

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