Fondaparinux-associated Thrombocytopenia

  • Jahanzeb Malik Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology
  • Nismat Javed Shifa College of Medicine
  • Matiullah Kamin Shifa International Hospital
Keywords: fondaparinux-associated thrombocytopenia, HIT, Factor Xa inhibitor


Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an immune-mediated condition causing thrombocytopenia and paradoxical thrombosis after exposure to heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin. It has been rarely reported by Fondaparinux, an artificial pentasaccharide similar to heparin. This manuscript presents a case of HIT associated with fondaparinux use.


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Malik J, Javed N, Kamin M. Fondaparinux-associated Thrombocytopenia. Pak J Med Sci. 2021;37(2):---------.

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Malik, J., Javed, N., & Kamin, M. (2021). Fondaparinux-associated Thrombocytopenia. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 37(2).