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Leuk Lymphoma. 2004 Jul;45(7):1407-11.

Enoxaparin can be used safely in patients with severe thrombocytopenia due to intensive chemotherapy regimens.

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Department of Hematology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel. herishanu@yahoo.com

Abstract

Treatment with intensive chemotherapy regimens is frequently complicated by severe thrombocytopenia. During the period of severe thrombocytopenia, anticoagulant treatment is not uncommonly indicated for thromboembolic events or thromboprophylaxis in these patients. We report 10 hematological patients treated with intensive chemotherapy protocols that were anticoagulated with enoxaparin for catheter related central venous thrombosis and thromboprophylaxis. During the period of severe thrombocytopenia the dosages of enoxaparin were reduced and no major bleeding occurred. Based on our experience we suggest that reduced dosages of low molecular weight heparins may be used relatively safely during transient severe thrombocytopenia.

PMID:
15359641
DOI:
10.1080/10428190410001663671
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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